Volaris advances in its commitment to gender equality
The airline is committed to having a presence of women in at least 25% of management positions and underrepresented areas by 2025
In the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline that operates in Mexico, the United States, Central America, and South America, signed the commitment of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) “25by2025”, which, on a voluntary basis, will increase the representation of women in the company.
With this commitment, signed by Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris and member of the IATA Board of Governors, the presence of women in management positions and underrepresented areas (such as maintenance and pilots) will increase by a minimum of 25 percent, as well as nominations of women Ambassadors for government positions at IATA.
"Diversity and inclusion are essential in our daily lives and Initiative 25 by 2025 is our industry's continued commitment to these issues. I congratulate Volaris for reaffirming its support for stronger and more inclusive aviation. Fulfilling this commitment fosters a culture that respects, values and includes equal opportunity between men and women and ensures that we all benefit from a diverse and inclusive talent pool in offering the freedom to fly, "said Peter Cerdá, Regional Vice President for the Americas of IATA.
For his part, Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris, pointed out that “the policies and actions aimed at the egalitarian development of our Ambassadors are key to contribute to the development of a more equitable society free of violence, as well as to provide better job opportunities that stimulate economic development of the country and the sustainable growth of the industry ”.
In line with its Corporate Sustainability Program, based on ESG (environmental, social and government) criteria, Volaris implements initiatives in favor of equal opportunities and non-discrimination, through inclusive and violence-free work spaces that ensure the professional growth of all Ambassadors.
"Empowerment, personal development and access to decent employment sources for women is also a way to combat economic violence, a situation that many women face in our country and the rest of the world," concluded Beltranena.
Recently, Volaris was also recognized by the 5050 Women on Boards and Women Corporate Directors organizations as one of the ten listed companies with the highest participation of independent female directors on its Board of Directors, which is 15 percent female; that is, two of its 11 independent directors are women.