Airlines continue slow progress on gender diversity in C-suite but JetBlue shines
The crisis-hit global airline industry continued its slow but consistent progress towards gender parity in the C-suite during 2021, with standout progress in some key areas – including a doubling of the number of women leading carriers.
Overall, some 15% of executive roles surveyed in early December 2021 were taken by women, marking a one-percentage-point increase from the 2020 survey.
Among the key developments over the past 12 months, JetBlue Airways became the first airline in five years of surveys to have a majority of women employed in its executive line-up, as North America again led the way in terms of regional performance. At the same time, the number of female chief executives rose from three to six.
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