Alaska Airlines has made a commitment to diversify its staff and vowed to hire more African American female pilots in a white male dominated travel industry, MSN reports.
What We Know:
- Black women pilots are a rarity, they’re not an anomaly.
- Alaska Airlines wants to bring them to the forefront
- On Feb. 13, Alaska teamed up with the nonprofit Sisters of the Skies to sign a pledge promising to hire more Black woman pilots to its ranks.
- African American female pilots only make up one percent of the pilots that fly with Alaska and Horizon Air, the airline wants to close that gap and with the help of Sisters of the Skies, plans to work to encourage more Black women, and youth, to pursue careers in the aviation industry.
- Tara Wright who is the director of development of Sisters of the Skies and an Alaska Airlines captain made history last year when she became part of the first all-female African American pilot team along with her co-pilot.
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