The aviation leasing and financing industry, like most other industries, needs to substantially enhance diversity and inclusiveness in the workforce. That applies at all levels of companies and across job and skill types.
Diversity and inclusiveness are linked to enhanced profitability, problem-solving capacity, creativity, and work satisfaction.
AWG is committed to encouraging and promoting diversity and inclusiveness in our sector, and is considering a range of activities to facilitate that objective, including:
- creating a forum for exchange of views on best practices
- encouraging or supporting research, training, and educational programs
In 2021, AWG established the AWG research fellows program. The program encourages participation by students with diverse backgrounds, minorities, and women in the aviation financing leasing industry by supporting their research on topics relevant to AWG projects.
The summer 2023 – summer 2024 research fellows are:
- Arnold Agaba (PhD candidate, McGill University) researching implementation and compliance in a wide-range of treaties areas
- Emily David (Masters candidate, Cambridge University) researching liens and detention rights
- Deng Haoyue (Masters candidate, Leiden University) researching enforcement of Cape Town Convention interest under Chinese law and practice
Information on applications, deliverables and process can be found in AWG’s request for expression of interest.