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Published on Friday, September 10, 2021

SkyTeam airlines commit to IATA gender equality initiative

SkyTeam member airlines have agreed to commit to IATA's 25by2025 initiative to drive gender equality across the aviation industry

All 19 SkyTeam member airlines have signed up to the 25by2025 initiative.

It is a voluntary commitment to increase the number of women in senior aviation positions and under-represented areas by at least 25% by 2025.

They also committed to increase female nominations from their airlines for IATA governance roles to a minimum of 25%.

 "SkyTeam members unanimously support IATA's 25by2025 initiative, working to close the gender gap to ensure greater representation for women in our industry," said Kristin Colvile, SkyTeam CEO and first female CEO of a global airline alliance.

"SkyTeam and its members are also working on a variety of programs and resources, including leadership and network development, to nurture female talent."

 "I welcome SkyTeam and all its member airlines to the 25by2025 initiative. Delivering on this commitment to improving diversity and inclusion will strengthen their businesses and the entire industry," said Willie Walsh, IATA's Director General.

Later this year, SkyTeam plans to launch a year-long development program to promote career advancement for female leaders across its membership.

SkyTeam's RISE Leadership Program will provide mentoring, a series of development opportunities and executive coaching to high potential female leaders from each SkyTeam airline.



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