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Girls in Aviation: United Airlines encourages young women to join the airline industry

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Girls in Aviation: United Airlines encourages young women to join the airline industry - Airlines publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: United

On November 13, United Airlines invited 16 young girls to Terminal 1 at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport for a day of discovery in the airline industry. A team from United Airlines, comprising the Director of Services, the Customer Service Representative and the General Manager of Airport Operations, organized an unforgettable day of discovery of the airline professions at Terminal 1 of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, in collaboration with the APART association. Based in Tremblay en France, the APART association has expertise in caring for young people in difficulty, and has been working since 2012 in the field of professional integration, identifying, supporting and accompanying young people aged 16 to 25 in building their professional project.

During the day, 16 girls visited the departure hall, check-in area, boarding lounges and aircraft, as well as the brand-new Star Alliance lounge, which opened its doors on October 13. They were also able to discover Runway Service, In Flight Service and security checks at Terminal 1.Various airline professions were presented to them by the Deputy Director of Police, the Executive Director of Skytanking, United's fuel supplier, the Aircraft Refuelling Supervisor, the Head of Corporate Real Estate at ADP, a flight attendant from the Chicago-based airline, representatives from Chicago ORD airport and the General Manager of Airport Operations at United Airlines.

Sanita Musselaya, General Manager of Airport Operations for United Airlines, who oversaw the organization of the event at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, commented: "There's a lot of work behind this event, but it's worth it when you see the girls' faces, their curiosity and enthusiasm! They left the airport with stars in their eyes. It's the best reward of all, and we're ready to do it again next year!"
United Airlines is firmly committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within its working environment and beyond. This initiative is in line with its goal of "Bringing People Together. Unite the World". Over the past decade, United has progressively evolved from a company focused on excellence in employee engagement and talent development, to an organization that fully integrates EDI principles into all its operations. This strategic transformation positively influences not only United's employees, but also the communities with which the company works and interacts.


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