International Women’s Day
Emirates turn the spotlight on women
Women make up close to 44% of Emirate’s workforce and therefore, have been an integral part of the success story of the airline over the last 31 years. Currently, there are more than 29,000 women from over 150 nationalities working for the brand. Emirates has taken pride in hiring people from diverse backgrounds and spread them across their professional platforms in the entire spectrum of airline operations. Over 18,000 work as cabin crew, while the rest has either a technical, professional or leadership role.
Abdulaziz Al Ali, Executive Vice
President of Human Resources at Emirates said: “Emirates is committed to providing equal opportunities at the workplace for both women and men across all business functions. We are proud of our women colleagues and their immense contribution to the growth and success of the airline. We hope that they can continue to inspire and be role models for girls and women across the globe interested in pursuing careers in aviation.”
Female pilots have also gained more traction these years and Emirates’ currently have a cockpit crew from 24 nationalities, aged between 20 to 59 years old, including pilot cadets. Captain Darwish is the first woman of Arab origin to have captained the Airbus A380. First Officer Al Muhan, a UAE national, is currently the youngest Emirati female pilot operating the Emirates A380 aircraft.
In Emirates Engineering, women work as licensed aircraft engineers, mechanics, and technicians for aircraft maintenance and repairs. Women also work at critical positions in flight operations both on the map as operations managers, turnaround coordinators, aircraft loading supervisors and load controllers, as well as flight dispatchers and duty managers
Emirates is a leading example in the world, a company that values each one of their employees regardless of gender, age or nationality.