To commemorate the 2018 Emirati Women’s Day, Etihad Aviation Group is hosting a series of events at its Abu Dhabi headquarters and releasing a video series that focuses on women in aviation.
The events include roundtable discussions between Etihad’s female staff, who share are sharing their experiences of working in the group and within the aviation industry. Also on site is a photography exhibition that features portraits and detailed captions of pioneering female leaders from across the UAE.
Ibrahim Nassir, Chief Human Resources & Organisational Development Officer, said: “At Etihad, we understand the importance of a diverse workforce and value the significant contribution made by the women in our organisation. More than half of our UAE National workforce are women, who work in diverse roles across the business including pilots, aircraft engineers and technicians.”
According to the aviation group, women represent more than half of the UAE national staff employed at Etihad. Detailing their roles further, Etihad shared that 380 Emirati women serve in senior management and managerial roles, while 160 serve as aircraft and technicians and 16 are pilots.
Amina Taher, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, said: “It is our responsibility to empower women to achieve success across all areas of our business. We are proud of the contributions made by the Emirati women at Etihad and strive to support their career growth and development. We encourage mentoring and training to ensure our talent is nurtured and developed, and this is proudly showcased throughout the video series which is launched today.”
Following the creation of the UAE General Women’s Union in 1975, Emirati Women’s Day is hosted annually to celebrate the achievements of Emirati women.