AC Honoured For Promotion Of Women In Non-Traditional Roles
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
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
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.
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.