EasyJet vows to recruit 20 per cent female pilots by 2020by Editorial Staff - 2016.12.16
Easyjet lifts target for recruiting new female pilots. A profession dominated by men for long time. The airline said it wanted 20% of new cadets by 2020 to be female. Women make up 6% of easyJet’s new pilot intake, and the airline has 164 female pilots, of whom 62 are captains. EasyJet executive, Carolyn McCall, said that she has been encouraged to set this new target by the success of the Amy Johnson initiative, launched it in October 2015 and the results so far suggest that the demand from women to become pilots is there.
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Record number of women in France’s National Assembly
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