MyWay Corporate Women Leadership Program
What did you want to achieve?
Key challenge: Increasing gender diversity across functions and hierarchies at Airbus.
Objective: Create a community of potential female key leaders, break existing biases and unleash their full potential.
What did you do?
MyWay programme is focussed on career development for women at Airbus. It is one of our flagship leadership offerings in support of gender diversity.
This is a 12-month programme for women at Airbus in which personalised objectives for each member are decided in collaboration with the participant’s line manager and HRBP. Throughout the programme, the participants have a sponsor to help them guide through their development plan.
MyWay has five key checkpoints during these 12 months: a virtual kickoff that onboards all the participants, virtual co-development & co-sensing session, an in-person mid-year symposium, continuous coaching, mentoring & management talks to support ongoing individual challenges, and lastly, a closing in-person conference to share your development journey.
What are the results so far?
The programme has been running for five years and over 365 talented women have attended the programme (2023 figures).
What have you learned?
– Networking is a key strength of the programme both for execution and as an advantage for the participants.
– The past editions emphasised the need to highlight and recognise our internal partners – facilitators, coaches and sponsors.
– A rigid focus on leadership model(s) for women is a key learning for future editions.
– The programme can grow further with stronger connections with other diversity initiatives and women’s networks across Airbus.