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Why Organizations with High Diversity Rankings can Leave Women Behind

Every year, Forbes magazine ranks the best employers in terms of diversity. The latest iteration published in January 2020 lists only three corporations from the transportation sector in the top 100 and none for the aerospace and defence sector. Southwest Airlines (#74) tops the diversity transportation category, followed by JetBlue Airways (#76) and Delta Air Lines (#96) despite below national average percentages of female pilots at 4.1%, 4.9%, and 4.8% respectively. Women looking for a …

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Gender gap in aviation at the U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate Calls to Address the Gender Gap in Aviation During the Week of March 8

On March 4, 2021, Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] introduced S.Res.96 to designate the week of March 8 to 14, 2021, as Women Of Aviation Workforce Week. The bi-partisan resolution was co-sponsored by Mr. Moran, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Cornyn, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Marshall, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Wicker, and Ms. Klobuchar. The Resolution was agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent (text: CR …

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Aviation Exploratory Day at St. Johnsbury School

To celebrate Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, Vermont Tech students and Robin Guillian, Director of Aviation, spent two days with 60 sixth graders at St. Johnsbury School in Vermont, USA. Each student flew the flight simulator, made pink paper planes, practised navigation, planned a trip, learned about aviation meteorology, listened to Air Traffic Control, and got to try on professional pilot gear. Discovery Flights will be awarded to two students from St. Johnsbury School, compliments …

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Colette Morin, Glacier Air

Meet Colette Morin, flight school owner, chief pilot, and instructor for Glacier Air

Right now, Colette Morin is busy organizing her 10th Women Of Aviation Week event. Because of Covid this year, the event will be mostly virtual. In past years, Morin has been so effective with organizing events that she won the Most Acclaimed Organizer Worldwide Fly It Forward® Award twice and has seen more and more women start flying lessons. Meet this inspirational female role model. What are you currently doing in aviation? I am the …

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Statistics Canadian female pilots

What four decades of Canadian statistics reveal about women progress in aviation

By Mireille Goyer, Founder & President of the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide Canadian media routinely and erroneously cite U.S. statistics as Canadian statistics. The facts are that Canadian women lead the American continent (from the North Pole to the South Pole) in both numbers (adjusted for country population) and percentages. See What five decades of FAA statistics reveals about women progress in aviation published in August 2011 for details about the situation in …

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