Shehana

WOMEN IN AVIATION
ASSOCIATION

Sheikha Mozah is committed to do whatever she can to accelerate the development of women in the aviation industry.

 

In October 2019, she established the Women in Aviation Association (Shehana), to provide support and increase awareness of many opportunities in this exciting field – not only as pilots or crew members but as lawyers, engineers, doctors or other interesting careers that play vital roles in the industry.

 

The Association was named ‘Shehana’ after the ‘female falcon’ in Arabic, which is the most beautiful and the fastest amongst falcons. Falcons are the national bird of the UAE, a symbol of great Emirati pride and unity, and represent rising above challenges to achieve success.

ABOUT SHEHANA

CONFIDENCE, COMMITMENT,
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.

The number of women in the aviation industry is far lower than the number of men. One of my instructors told me that he had only trained seven women throughout his 30-year career, but that all had shown confidence, commitment, attitude, and skills superior to the men he trained!

- Sheikha Mozah
Shehana Videos

HIGHLIGHTS OF
SHEHANA LAUNCH

The story of her journey also moved millions when she shared her ambitions and achievements at the Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020, an international platform to further the positive impact of women on society.

Shehana Videos

HIGHLIGHTS OF
SHEHANA LAUNCH

The story of her journey also moved millions when she shared her ambitions and achievements at the Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020, an international platform to further the positive impact of women on society.

The number of women in the aviation industry is far lower than the number of men. One of my instructors told me that he had only trained seven women throughout his 30-year career, but that all had shown confidence, commitment, attitude, and skills superior to the men he trained!

- Sheikha Mozah