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PERSPECTIVES

We should all be cognizant of the fact that gender
bias still plays a role in our society, and opportunities
must be equally given to those who are set for it,
irrespective of gender.
Jetrader: What has your level of
involvement in ISTAT been, and
what do you see as ISTAT's role in
the industry?
PFB: I've always been an enthusiast
of ISTAT and supported it as a speaker
in most of its events in Latin America,
the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe. I
believe the connection among airlines,
OEMs, lessors and suppliers is made
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more relevant via ISTAT, and the
conferences differentiate themselves
from other industry events. As a
not-for-profit, ISTAT brings varied
constituents together for the greater
benefit of the industry.
Jetrader: For young people,
and especially young women,
considering a career in aviation,

what thoughts or advice would
you give them for how to
approach their careers?
PFB: Aviation is an exciting and
passionate industry. There are lots
of opportunities in multidimensional
roles, modern and diverse initiatives,
startups, room to grow, etc. I'm
an example of someone who never
dreamt about getting into aviation,
and now that I have been "bitten by
the bug," I don't see myself doing
anything different.
For women, there was a time when
if you told somebody you worked in the
industry, people would have assumed
you were a flight attendant. It happened
with me more than once. To be clear,
the role of a flight attendant is a vital
one, but we have begun to see more
and more women taking leading roles in
the industry. Yet there is more room for
improvement, as most top roles are still
afforded to men. Moreover, we should
all be cognizant of the fact that gender
bias still plays a role in our society, and
opportunities must be equally given to
those who are set for it, irrespective
of gender. Women should not be shy
to be in the spotlight and go after
opportunities, even if those roles don't
present themselves so openly. If you're
good enough and believe you have the
skill set to do something (and even
if you don't have the full skill set but
believe you can develop it), I suggest
you don't hesitate and go for it.
Jetrader: Are there any final
words of wisdom can you impart
on the industry?
PFB: Personally, I've never waited for
people to ask me to do something in
order to do it. In many businesses,
there are always some plates ready
to fall, and it's up to each one of us to
recognize those and grab them, proving
we are worthy of trust and to be given
opportunities to show our professional
value. Initiative and "hunger for
challenges" depend on each one of us.
As I said before, just go for it. I did it,
and it took me to where I am today.



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