Celebrating women in aviation

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Every year on International Women’s Day (March 8th) we celebrate the social, cultural, political, and economic achievements of women. It is a day where we recognize the call to action for ensuring gender equality. There isn’t about just one organization or country or group working on this…this is about all those, everywhere around the world, who are trying to bring positive change by raising awareness and identifying and celebrating women’s achievements.

This is a global celebration and we are contributing to the reflection, inspiration…and we hope, change.

In keeping with the UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2021, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, ICAO, in collaboration with IATA and ACI, showcased the extraordinary efforts displayed by women in the aviation sector over the last 12 months. Jointly with men, women went above and beyond to keep the sector alive so that planes could continue to fly and function safely, securely, efficiently, and environmentally responsibly.

In this special ICAO TV event, celebrating women in leadership. Throughout this 90-minute live (and on-demand) event, prominent speakers will share their views and reflections on how challenges created by COVID-19 can be overcome to further enhance gender equality. Gender equality and empowerment of women in the workforce will contribute to the greater sustainability of the aviation industry. Let’s build back better now.

The event was interactive. We kicked off every panel discussion with a poll. Participants had 30 seconds to respond to the multiple-choice questions and their responses (shown as a percentage) stimulated the discussions. Poll questions were be displayed on the screen at the request of moderators, participant responses impacted this event…we wanted to hear from them.

This wasn’t just a one-time event, we actually launched a new series that day. In keeping with the #IWD2021 theme of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” this new series will celebrate the tremendous efforts of women and girls around the world.

Using this lens, ICAO is exploring how women in aviation are leading and pivoting organizations during the pandemic, what advancement challenges women face and the solutions available, and what the future holds for gender equality in the sector.

In keeping with the #IWD2021 theme of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” this new series will celebrate the tremendous efforts of women and girls around the world.

Using this lens, ICAO is exploring how women in aviation are leading and pivoting organizations during the pandemic, what advancement challenges women face and the solutions available, and what the future holds for gender equality in the sector.

In the first episode: Initiatives promoting a more inclusive aviation sector 

This session focuses on diversity and inclusion in the aviation industry, with a women-centric lens. Guests discuss the resilience of the sector, training opportunities for underrepresented groups, technology innovations tackling unconscious biases, and how to create a socially sustainable sector.

There is no cost to benefit from these special events and the information that is being shared. Register here to access this series, and share this invite with all those who you think might benefit from this insight.


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