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Fly your name around the moon

What if space was gender-balanced? If can be – in name – if enough women and girls respond to this cool and free NASA offer. Artemis I will be the first uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft. The flight paves the way toward landing the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon! You can have your name included on a flash drive that will …

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Percentage of female airline CEO catches up with gender mix among S&P 500 companies

While still few, the number of female airline CEO has risen in recent years. In 2022, 8% of the CEOs for the world’s top 100 airlines are women. That’s 2% higher than the percentage of women at the helm of S&P 500 companies. It was just a few years back – June 5, 2018, more exactly – when Mr. Al Baker, Qatar Airways C.E.O. and Chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) shared his …

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TEI Most Female Friendly Corporation Worldwide Award

iWOAW announces the winners of Fly It Forward® Awards in 2022

Each year, the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) identifies the individuals and groups who exemplify the spirit of the Fly It Forward® movement by sorting through the thousands of reports and contest submissions it receives. As the Covid crisis vanned, aviation enthusiasts, associations, and corporations returned to hosting large in-person events to fly it forward during the 12th annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week. iWOAW thanks all participants for helping change the face …

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Highlights of Women Of Aviation Week 2022

Aviation enthusiasts, associations, and corporations organized 203 local events across the globe to raise awareness and introduce 35,000 women and girls to aviation careers and opportunities as the world celebrated the 12th edition of Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week (March 7-13). Despite ongoing Covid restrictions in many parts of the world and an emerging military conflict in Ukraine, corporate stakeholders, schools, and communities returned to the joy of hosting in-person events and put together a …

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Major action needed says new research on gender diversity in the airlines

A just-released major report shines a light on the significant problem of gender discrimination and the lack of gender diversity amongst pilots in the airline industry with a specific focus on the airline pilot trainer role.  The study conducted by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) aimed to investigate why so few pilot trainers are female and explore the barriers to female pilot career progression. Among …

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