In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day

Emi­rates turn the spot­light on women

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

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.

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