Emirates Group Marks International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 — Dubai, UAE, 8 March 2017 – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Emirates Group Chairman and Chief Executive, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, expressed his appreciation to the women in Emirates’ and dnata’s workforce for their dedication and contribution.

Sheikh Ahmed said: “Emirates Group is an equal opportunity employer, supporting Dubai and the UAE’s goal to encourage and enable women to actively participate in value creation for the economy and society. We are proud that so many more women are making their mark in the aviation and travel services industry in a myriad of roles – whether as pilots, cabin crew, engineers, on the ramp, at the airport or in our offices. They bring unique perspectives, and add resilience to our business. I’d like to wish all our female staff a happy International Women’s Day, and thank them for their continued commitment.”

Emirates and dnata collectively employ over 100,000 staff around the globe, with women representing 44% of the workforce.  Across the Group’s varied business divisions, women perform roles that span customer services, flight and ramp operations, technical services, security, logistics, catering, corporate functions, and more.  Over the past decade, the number of women in the Group’s total workforce have grown by 156%. Today Emirates and dnata employ more than 29,400 women from over 154 nationalities, and over 20% of supervisory and managerial staff are women.

See our female team leaders at dnata airport operations at work on the ramp: https://youtu.be/6i87iQLRCVg

See two of Emirates’ inspiring Arab female pilots operate an A380, the world’s largest commercial aircraft: https://youtu.be/f-dCE50enQk 

Female pilots fly Emirates A380 for International Women's Day | Emirates Airline

International Women’s Day at dnata

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, celebrates International Women’s Day at the Group’s headquarters with staff.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, cutting a cake with staff to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Group’s headquarters.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, celebrating International Women’s Day surrounded by staff  at the Group’s headquarters.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, interacting with female staff at the Group’s headquarters on International Women’s Day.

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