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UAE’s aviation industry sets example with 42% women workforce

UAE’s aviation industry sets example with 42% women workforce

HP News Desk

Mervat Sultan, President of Women in Aviation (Middle East), reported that the UAE aviation business has seen an increase in the number of female personnel. Currently, about 27,000 women work in the aviation industry, accounting for 42% of the total employment.

She stated during the Women in Aviation 10th Anniversary Conference that women are actively participating in the sector and choosing aviation as a career choice. Mervat also emphasized the significance of ‘women empowerment’ for the advancement of society. Educating and training women, she believes, is critical to their growth and the creation of career prospects in the aviation business.

She stated that women are making a difference in many disciplines of aviation, including engineering, air traffic control, medicine, technology, and legal services, and that they are not confined to being pilots. Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum, First Lieutenant Pilot of Dubai Police Air Wing, acknowledged the gender disparity in the aviation business and requested a remedy.

Shehana, an association for women in aviation, was founded by Mozah to promote gender balance through collaborations at the local, regional, and worldwide levels.

Kuljit S. Ghata-Aura, President of Boeing (Middle East, Turkey, and Africa), praised the UAE’s initiatives to empower women.

He mentioned that in December of last year, Boeing struck a promise with 15 UAE-based companies to increase women’s presence in leadership roles to 30% by 2025.

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