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Delta Shines as Best Employer for Women in 2022: Forbes

By Emilio Aristegui | Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:20

Delta Air Lines rises again as the best employer for women in 2022, according to Forbes, which praised the airline’s efforts to provide top quality working conditions, benefits and representation for women in leadership positions.

“This recognition fuels our passion to continue making Delta an inclusive company that uplifts and encourages women. It inspires us to continue our journey to provide a great workplace for women while increasing the number of women in leadership roles across the company,” said Joanne Smith, EVP and Chief People Officer, Delta Air Lines, via a press release.

Forbes’ Best Workplaces for Women in the US indicated that the airline’s ongoing efforts to implement an adequate workplace for women to be hired, recruited and represented in executive positions gave it a major edge in topping the ranking. The rankings come from an alliance between Forbes and market research firm Statista, in which both companies interviewed over 30,000 women employed in companies with more than 1,000 employees in the US. The survey measured working conditions, compensation equity, career opportunities and diversity among top executives.

Delta Air Lines also highlighted its participation in the 25by2025 initiative of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which seeks to increase the number of women in senior positions and underrepresented areas by 25 percent or up to a minimum of 25 percent by 2025. The airline explained that it has developed several plans to create an equitable workplace for women.

“Employees also are encouraged to join SHE, a women-led business resource group, where they are empowered to share their experience, take part in professional development and create plans to make Delta become the preferred employer for women. Delta prioritizes women-specific needs as part of the four-pronged wellbeing effort, which includes physical, financial, emotional and social. Delta also recognizes the value of women in leadership and has committed to closing the representation gap between women in frontline roles and leadership roles,” explains Delta Air Lines via its press release.

Delta Air Lines has a strong presence in Mexico; its Joint Collaboration Agreement with Aeroméxico allowed both airlines to create one of the strongest airline partnerships in Latin America and to support each other through difficult times, as previously reported by MBN. Delta Airlines and Aeroméxico also invested US$55 million each for a total of US$110 million in Querétaro to develop the TechOps Mexico’s facility, which was inaugurated in 2014, as reported by MBN.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
DELTA, MBN
Emilio Aristegui Emilio Aristegui Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst