During WWII, women turned out in record numbers to work in factories manufacturing aircraft, fly aircraft, and perform countless other aviation-related jobs. Women Fill Men’s Factory Jobs During World War II. After WWII, women stayed in the workforce, but not many chose to remain in aviation careers. Even today, the numbers are dismal regarding women and minorities working in aviation/aerospace positions. What happened to Rosie?
For this assignment, conduct research on the lack of diversity in the aviation and aerospace workforce. Then formulate a short paper of 3-5 pages stating your opinion as to why so few women and minorities enter or stay in the aviation and aerospace workforce today. Briefly reflect on methods to change this dynamic in the aviation and aerospace workforce. Remember to support your opinions with facts gathered from primarily scholarly sources.