February 23, 2024


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27,000 girls employed in UAE aviation sector, signify 42% of workforce: Professional

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“If you wish to construct your nation, you could construct a technology first. Girls empowerment is crucial for betterment of the society. For this, girls schooling and coaching are extra essential. We have to educate dad and mom and youngsters as properly about employment alternatives in aviation,” she stated.

“Girls are in all areas of aviation, not solely as pilots. There are extra engineers, air site visitors controllers, medical, technical and authorized workers,” she stated.

She was talking on the Girls in Aviation tenth Anniversary Convention, a co-located occasion of the twenty second version of Airport Present.

Delivering a speech, Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum, First Lieutenant Pilot, Dubai Police Airwing, stated gender hole continues to be huge within the aviation discipline and an efficient roadmap is required to resolve this difficulty.

She stated she shaped Shehana, a Girls in Aviation Affiliation, to empower and help girls within the aviation trade. The imaginative and prescient of Shehana is to advance gender stability within the aviation trade by way of native, regional and worldwide partnerships and collaborations.

“Girls within the UAE will not be simply heard and seen however revered and included. To enhance gender equality there may be want for collaboration of sponsors, authorities and organisations supporting girls in aviation,” she stated.

Delivering Visitor of Honour Speech Kuljit S. Ghata-Aura, President, Boeing Center East Türkiye and Africa, stated the UAE has made important strides in empowering girls within the aviation trade, with almost 27,000 girls at the moment employed within the sector, representing 42 per cent of the workforce.

“Boeing has taken steps to help gender equality within the office within the UAE. In December 2022, we joined 15 firms from the UAE’s personal sector in signing a pledge to speed up the development of gender equality within the UAE’s workforce by rising the illustration of ladies in management roles to 30 per cent by 2025. This pledge was an essential alternative for us to bolster our efforts and align them with the UAE’s gender stability agenda,” he stated.

Globally, girls’s illustration in Boeing workforce elevated to 24.6 per cent, each due to hiring efforts and stronger retention.

“Right here within the UAE, we’re additionally proud to companion with the federal government and different stakeholders in selling gender fairness within the aviation sector,” he stated.

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