WestJet pledges more women in leadership, aviation and technical positions. WestJet also released this video WestJet Women in Aviation: Committed to Change emphasizing the need for more women in aviation.
“We are proud to be among those leading the field for the inclusion of women in the flight deck. But, WestJet can do better,” says Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, who also voiced the airline’s latest video. “Leaders, including myself, must pledge to listen to the voices of women who work in all areas of aviation, recognize their potential, and support their growth and development. Strong male and female advocates are necessary, and I am dedicated to helping WestJet’s women soar.”
WestJet currently has the third-highest percentage* of female pilots in North America.
“We need more visibility of women succeeding in various roles within the industry,” said Ashlee Tanner, WestJet, Manager, Fleet Engineering. “The aviation industry is diverse in opportunities and we need to do a better job of reflecting that.”
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