The Women in Aviation and Logistics initiative aims to mobilise businesses, trade associations, and individual professionals to advocate for change and define concrete targets and an action plan to achieve gender equality in the air cargo industry.
Raising awareness of women air cargo professionals by celebrating and promoting their great achievements in the industry
Maintaining a public database of female speakers in aviation and logistics
Setting-up forums at global, local, or company levels to share best practices and actionable advice among industry peers
Establishing a knowledge centre with industry facts and figures to raise awareness on current gender gaps within air cargo, including the gender pay gap and other inequalities, and open public debates to challenge the status quo
Increasing gender balance in senior management and leadership roles
Pushing for progress in broader diversity and inclusion metrics across the industry
Join our WAL mentoring scheme
Support the Women in Aviation & Logistics Pledge on social media to amplify the message
Sign up as individual and/or on behalf of your organization to join the conversation, act as an advocate for change and make a difference
Join the 2021 Open Challenge for event organisers to help redress gender balance on speaker line ups and delegate attendance at conferences globally
Celebrate women’s achievements: publicly recognize the contribution and achievements of your female colleagues, consistently using #InspiringCargoWoman hashtag
Increase women’s visibility at events: identify female experts we would all benefit from hearing and encourage them to submit their expert profile to help event organisers to set up diverse panels
Over 70 supporters joined the first Women in Aviation and Logistics Seminar on 23 March 2021, featuring an invited speaker Henrik Kofod-Hansen, Co-Founder of Novosensus, who highlighted that while only 13% of senior leaders are female, research shows they make better leaders when scored across a variety of categories.
Delegates agreed that the lack of gender equality within the aviation and logistics sectors is very visible at events, in the media and in senior leadership representation, especially at Board Room level.
WAL has been featured in news articles in an array of aviation and logistic businesses across the world. We’d love for you to support the movement.