Our featured speaker on Thursday, July 16 will be will be Eva Martinez, Vice-President, Women in Aerospace Canada. Eva will discuss her experiences in the aerospace sector and introduce the Women in Aerospace Canada organization.
Eva is graduate of the Royal Military College in 1993 and the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (1994). From 1993 to 2002, Eva worked as an Aeronautical Engineer in the Royal Canadian Air Force overseeing aircraft maintenance operations at 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron in Greenwood, Nova Scotia and later leading the Aircrew Life Support Equipment group at the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM).
Eva retired from the military in 2002 as a Major. With an Associate’s Certificate in Program Management, she honed her industry skills at UTC Aerospace Systems Landing Systems over an 11-year period.
Eva will shortly moving to Halifax, Nova Scotia where she will be the Director, Programs at IMP Aerospace Systems.
Eva is on the Board of Directors for Women in Aerospace Canada. She provides leadership at every opportunity and mentors youth in the Region of Halton through “Women as Career Coaches” and “Career Coaches Unlimited”. True to her roots, Eva is also very actively involved in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. She has acted as a special advisor to the Spanish Speaking Education Network (SSEN), helping to represent the interests of the Hispanic Community in the education system through the development of programs and policies to promote better and greater integration of the Spanish-speaking community in Canadian society. Eva is also an industry mentor for the St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School all-girls FIRST Robotics Team.
Recently, Eva was featured in Women in Science and Engineering Ontario’s #30in30 for 2015. In 2014, Eva was named the Northern Lights Award recipient in the Business category in recognition of outstanding women in aviation and aerospace that, as role models, inspire and encourage increased participation in these industries by promoting awareness of the vast opportunities in all sectors; ensuring organizations recognize and benefit from women’s diverse and untapped talents. Eva was also recognized as the 2014 recipient for the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) Partnership award for sharing HIEC’s vision of inspiring youth to make informed career decisions. In 2012 she was named a Canadian Diversity Champion by Women of Influence.