(09 Mar 2022, 11:17 +07)
 
Nominations for the 2022 IATA Diversity and
Inclusion Awards have opened.

IATA member airlines and organizations from across
the aviation value chain can now put themselves forward, or
nominate others within the aviation industry, until 18:00 CET on
24 April 2022.

The awards recognize three categories of
leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion:

Inspirational Role Model Award: recognizes a
woman holding a senior position within the air transport industry
who has had a significant impact on the aviation agenda through
her strong contribution to business delivery, as well as her
ongoing support of the diversity and inclusion agenda. Nominees
are welcome from across the aviation industry.

All Nippon Airways won the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Team Award in 2021. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

High Flyer Award: recognizes a female aviation
professional under the age of 40 who has demonstrated leadership
through concrete action in favor of diversity and inclusion,
making a positive impact on the industry. Open to all female
professionals in the aviation industry.

Diversity & Inclusion Team Award: recognizes an
airline that has seen measurable change in diversity and inclusion
as a result of the work it has been doing in this area. Open to
all IATA member airlines.

“Despite the challenges faced by the aviation
industry over the last two years, the focus on diversity and
inclusion continues to gain momentum. The Diversity and Inclusion
Awards are an important recognition of the inspiring progress that
is being made. I invite our industry partners and IATA member
airlines to submit their nominations,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s
Director General.

Awardees will receive $25,000 (payable to the
awardee or their nominated charity for diversity and inclusion
activities) under the generous sponsorship of Qatar Airways.

“Our international aviation industry benefits
hugely from the experiences and behaviors of a truly diverse,
worldwide workforce. Without our people, we simply could not do
what we do. It is therefore so important to recognize how central
the principles of diversity and inclusion are in modern business.
Qatar Airways is proud to support these important awards,” said Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive.

This year’s nominations will be evaluated by an
independent panel chaired by Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, Air
Transport World, and consisting of the 2021 Awards recipients:

– Harpreet A. de Singh, Executive Director, Air
India;

– Lalitya Dhavala, Aviation Engineering
Consultant, McLarens Aviation; and

– Jun Taneie, Director of D&I Promotion, All
Nippon Airways (ANA).

The winners of the 2022 IATA Diversity & Inclusion
Awards will be announced at IATA’s 78th Annual General Meeting &
World Air Transport Summit to be hosted by

China Eastern Airlines in Shanghai on 19-21 June 2022.


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