Air Canada Wins for Diversity in Leadership at 2019 Airline Strategy Awards

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Air Canada won the award for Diversity in Leadership at the 2019 Airline Strategy Awards presented in London, England. The prize recognizes an airline organization that promotes diversity among its senior leadership team.

"We are very pleased to receive this award because Air Canada has made diversity a strategic focus and this has not only enriched our workplace but it has also become a competitive advantage for our company. One way we have done this is by encouraging diversity throughout the company, including in the leadership ranks. That a well-regarded, international organization such as the Airline Strategy Awards is recognizing our efforts is evidence that we are succeeding in building a truly diverse company," said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Senior Vice President, People, Culture and Communications.

This the first year The Airline Strategy Awards have presented the Diversity in Leadership Award. The winner was chosen based on achievement in areas such as increasing the diversity of a team; supporting the careers of diverse leaders; and creating organizational conditions that contribute to attracting and retaining diversity.

Air Canada's award was accepted by Catherine Dyer, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, at an award ceremony on 14JUL.

The Airline Strategy Awards event is organized by Airline Business magazine in partnership with the civil aviation practice of Korn Ferry. Winners are selected by an independent panel of industry experts.