Airlines continue slow progress on gender diversity in C-suite but JetBlue shines

Airlines continue slow progress on gender diversity in C-suite but JetBlue shines

At 15% of the 600 positions surveyed in early December 2021 – covering chief executive, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief commercial officer, chief information officer and HR director, or their equivalents – the proportion of women in top roles at the largest airlines in 2021 ticked up by a single percentage point for the fourth year in a row.
Based on a continuation of the one-percentage-point increases seen since 2018, the airline industry would reach gender parity among top executives in the mid-2050s.
In absolute terms, 90 of the 600 roles surveyed in 2021 were taken by women. That figure drops to 50 of 500 roles – or 10% – when HR director is removed from the data.
Increases in female representation were seen in the three biggest airline markets: Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. The smaller regions, however, offset those increases to some extent, as numbers there fell.

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https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/airlines-continue-slow-progress-on-gender-diversity-in-c-suite-but-jetblue-shines/146961.article

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