Zonta Clubs in Ghana commemorate Amelia Earhart Day, encourage women in aerospace careers

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Zonta Clubs in Ghana commemorate Amelia Earhart Day, encourage women in aerospace careers: Ghana News

Zonta Clubs in Ghana celebrated Amelia Earhart Day by urging young females to pursue courses in tertiary institutions that provide opportunities to break into male-dominated careers.

January 11 marks the global commemoration of Amelia Earhart Day, recognizing her historic achievement as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1928.

A statement from Zonta Clubs, shared with the in , emphasized Amelia Earhart's inspirational impact on empowering women in the aerospace industry and science.

Despite her mysterious disappearance during a flight, Earhart's legacy continues to motivate women worldwide.

In Ghana, Zonta Club members, comprised of professional women, organized events virtually and physically, connecting young girls with mentors in the aviation industry.

Globally, women constitute approximately 25% of the aerospace industry workforce. Zonta International, in alignment with its mission to give women access to all resources, offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.

This fellowship aims to ensure equal representation of women in decision-making positions, established in honor of the renowned pilot and Zontian.

“Since the inception of the webinar program in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,734 Amelia Earhart Fellowships to women pursuing Ph.D./Doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences from 77 countries,” the statement revealed.

Zonta's focus on career guidance aims to challenge women's mindsets and perceptions about their abilities.

This initiative is part of Zonta's broader efforts to promote (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) among young females, encouraging them to overcome biases associated with male-dominated careers in the country.

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