The paper aims to narrow the gap for women to take on more leadership roles in the industry.

Women in aviation

IATA has joined forces with four other key aviation and aerospace organisations to launch a global study aimed at getting more women into leadership roles in the industry.

Working with Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), Airports Council International (ACI) World), International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), and Korn Ferry—Civil Aviation Practice (NYSE:KFY), IATA will help address the issues surrounding opportunity that women face in the industry.

The aim of the report is to identify the root causes of any barriers to advancement that may have hindered progress to date

The ‘Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling’ report is due for release in the second quarter of 2019 and will look at why there remains a gap at leadership level, despite women making great strides in many professional fields and industries around the world in recent times.

The aim of the report is to identify the root causes of any barriers to advancement that may have hindered progress to date. The study will also highlight those practices and policies which have been successful in promoting gender diversity in leadership.

The multi-faceted report will include:

  • A global survey of women, human resources leaders, organization leaders, and education leaders;
  • Interviews around the globe with women, human resources leaders, organization leaders, and education leaders;
  • Case studies on success stories within the industry;
  • Review of prior studies and literature on the advancement of women, both within and outside the industry.

These four streams of activity will be undertaken in parallel and the study’s findings will be shared broadly through each organization’s events, websites, and publications.

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