In November 2008, the year Wanda Austin became CEO of The Aerospace Corp., Aviation Week & Space Technology featured her on the cover with a three-page profile inside. “The fact that Austin is a woman and an African-American is impossible to miss,” the magazine wrote. In the four years since then, dozens of female senior executives have made their mark in aerospace and defense, an industry not historically known for its diversity or inclusiveness. And the last glass ceiling will ...


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