ATTITUDE, AND SKILLS
Around the world, Emirates employs more than 30,000 women from over 150 nationalities and they work across the entire spectrum of the airline’s massive global operations. However, this number is less than a third of the group’s male employees.
Having flown as a commercial pilot at Emirates Airlines in huge aeroplanes across lands and seas, and serving as a Lieutenant Pilot with the Dubai Police, Sheikha Mozah says that from her experience is that women typically have to try twice as hard as men to make an impact in the industry.
In the UAE, gender balance is reflected as a high priority in the federal government and women equality is promoted to ensure sustainable development and prosperity. Sheikha Mozah is confident that, with support, determination, and focus, the gender disparity in the aviation industry can be changed.
In 2019, Sheikha Mozah prepared and presented a working paper concerning women empowerment in the aviation industry at the 40th session of the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at its headquarters in Montreal, Canada.