Air France is a partner of the Global Startup Week-End Women, a milestone event that honours women who dare to embark on entrepreneurial ventures. Amel Hammouda, Chief Transformation Officer and member of Air France’s Executive Committee and a member of this event’s jury, will publish tomorrow an article on LinkedIn where she details the profound transformation that staff and Air France have initiated in recent years, as well as the role that women play at Air France. "The place of women in transformation and innovation is very important to us. In an industry that is essentially male dominated, at Air France we are proud to be a mixed company with more than 45% women in our workforce. The digital and innovation sectors are also real ways for women to express themselves. The team in charge of transformation at Air France is also predominantly female. And even if we only have 33% women in IT, 70% of staff in the Digital division are women", she says.
Air France is also publishing an upbeat video interview with Amel Hammouda on International Women’s’ Day on March 8th (see below).
The Air France adventure: all about men AND women
Aviation is just as much an adventure for women as for men, from the pioneers Hélène Boucher and Bessie Coleman, to the first female flight attendants and the cockpits, which are gradually becoming more and more female. At Air France, this trend is expanding every year. While female pilots now represent 8% of the workforce, it is already 5 points above the overall global level (3%). Especially since the profession is continuing to attract more women: 15% of applications received for the cadet pilot programme at Air France are women and 10% of them join this training programme to become a pilot at Air France.
Every woman has a story to tell
The Air France Foundation has teamed up with other corporate foundations to take part in the emblematic France Télévisions programme, “ELLES ont toutes une histoire”. For the 3rd consecutive year, the public service channels are broadcasting a series of short programmes highlighting the commitment to gender equality and the defence of women’s rights. This third season, produced by Samuel le Bihan, gives 11 young girls aged between 9 and 18 the opportunity to express their views. With their direct, spontaneous way of looking at things, they share their vision of what is at stake in their future life as women and the new markets they still need to break into. You can watch these 11 portraits between 5 and 15 March 2018, on all the France Télévisions channels, on france.tv and on social media with the hashtag #LeurHistoire.