OPEN APP
Home >Politics >Policy >IATA starts campaign to advance gender diversity in airline industry by 2025
The aviation lobby will also commit to increasing the representation of women in its senior management (directors and above) from the current 19% to at least 25% by 2025 (Mint file)
The aviation lobby will also commit to increasing the representation of women in its senior management (directors and above) from the current 19% to at least 25% by 2025 (Mint file)

IATA starts campaign to advance gender diversity in airline industry by 2025

  • The campaign aims to raise the number of women in senior positions by either 25% against currently reported metrics or to minimum representation of 25% by 2025
  • With women representing around 5% of the global pilot population and 3% of CEOs, the gender imbalance in the industry is clear

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today launched the 25by2025Campaign — an initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025. The exercise is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member airlines.

The campaign aims to raise the number of women in senior positions (to be defined by the member airlines) by either 25% against currently reported metrics or to minimum representation of 25% by 2025. It will also target increasing the number of women in under-represented jobs (like pilots and operations) by either 25% against currently reported metrics or to a minimum representation of 25% by 2025.

“Our ultimate aim is of course for a 50-50 gender split with equal opportunities for everyone in every part of our industry," said an IATA press release quoted Alexandre de Juniac, its director general and chief executive officer (CEO) as saying.

There is currently no comprehensive airline industry-wide gender diversity statistical report. But, with women representing around 5% of the global pilot population and 3% of CEOs, the gender imbalance in the industry is clear.

The aviation lobby will also commit to increasing the representation of women in its senior management (directors and above) from the current 19% to at least 25% by 2025 and working with member airlines to increase the number of women they appoint to IATA governance roles from the current 17% to the same number.

Subscribe to Mint Newsletters
* Enter a valid email
* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Click here to read the Mint ePaperMint is now on Telegram. Join Mint channel in your Telegram and stay updated with the latest business news.

Close
×
Edit Profile
My Reads Redeem a Gift Card Logout