AC Honoured For Promotion Of Women In Non-Traditional Roles

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Air Canada has been named one of ‘Canada's Best Diversity’ employers for 2017. The award is part of Mediacorp's Canada's Top 100 Employers project.

 

The airline was selected in particular for its practice of promoting women in non-traditional roles.

 

"Diversity is a powerful tool in business. Studies show that diverse groups generate greater creativity and innovation,” said AC President & CEO Calin Rovinescu.

 

“It is also essential for attracting and retaining the best talent because people value inclusion and the receptive environment diversity creates motivates everyone to do their best work. This is a particularly important attribute for a global airline like Air Canada that competes with other international carriers for both customers and talent from around the world," Rovinescu added.

 

The CEO pointed to the prominent roles women occupy throughout the company, from the airport ramp to C-suite offices and the Air Canada boardroom.

 

“Today, nearly half of Air Canada's employees are women and more than 40% of middle managers are women. We are pleased that Mediacorp has recognized our efforts to attract more women, particularly for non-traditional roles at the airline."

 

Some other Air Canada diversity facts:

 

  •  There are an estimated 60 languages spoken by Air Canada employees and 20 per cent of employees belong to visible minorities; 
  • AC employs more than 300 individuals self-identified as disabled; 
  • Since 1993 Air Canada has been a sponsor of The Indspire Awards to recognize indigenous professionals and youth with outstanding career achievements. 
  • AC is a signatory to the Catalyst Accord, committing to increase the number of women on its Board of Directors to 25%, which it accomplished by May 2016. 





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