Social Impact In The Aviation Industry – Gender Diversity
Back in 2010, CAPA conducted a study on the state of airline gender diversity around the world, asking “why don’t women run airlines?” The study demonstrated that 18 airlines were led by women, noting that a “velocity of change” was needed. Since then CAPA has conducted a number of panel discussions on the topic at its Summits.
Fast forward to 2019, the bad news is that the number of female airline CEOs hasn’t improved at all over the past decade and in fact has diminished. Today, only 12 airlines currently have a female in the role of CEO, president or managing director.
- What processes can be put in place to improve gender balance in airlines?
- What role can the industry play in improving gender diversity?
- Will we see this improve in 2020?