SKY express the leading Greek carrier, recognizes the imperative need for fostering diversity and gender balance within the aviation industry and announces its unwavering commitment to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 25by2025 initiative, specifically aimed at improving gender balance by the year 2025.
The commitment was announced and signed during the IATA event, Wings of Change Europe (WoCE), a flagship industry event in the region, held in Amsterdam (November 14-15), with the participation of SKY express along with aviation leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts who came together to discuss air transport’s top issues and opportunities to jointly agree on future actions. The IATA 25by2025 initiative represents a pivotal step towards creating an inclusive and equitable aviation sector. By committing to the goal of achieving a 25% increase in the number of women in senior positions and under-represented business segments by 2025, we aim to contribute to the transformation of our industry into one that reflects the diversity and talent in our global community.
Jane Hoskisson, Director Talent, Learning, Engagement and Diversity at IATA commented: “I congratulate SKY express on joining 25by2025 which plays a critical role in helping the aviation industry re-focus its efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion. By joining the initiative, SKY express joins some 200 airlines which see diversity, equity and inclusion as a driver for positive change.”
Vasiliki Christidi, General Manager of IOGR Group (SKY express), stated: “We are thrilled to announce that SKY express is now part of a global initiative, the IATA 25by2025 commitment. It is indeed a significant milestone which reflects our dedication to a more sustainable and gender-balanced future in the aviation industry. Proud to be part of the change!”
This SKY express commitment encompasses the following key principles:
Equal Opportunities: SKY express is dedicated to providing equal opportunities for career advancement and professional development to all its employees, irrespective of gender. The company actively work towards eliminating gender bias in recruitment, promotion, and talent development processes.
Inclusive Work Environment: SKY express fosters a work environment that is inclusive, respectful, and supportive of diversity. This includes implementing policies and practices that promote work-life balance, flexibility, and ensure the well-being of all employees.
Leadership Accountability: SKY express leadership is committed to championing gender equality. The company’s leadership team will hold themselves accountable by regularly monitoring and reporting on its progress toward achieving the 25by2025 targets. Transparent communication and continuous improvement will be central to this approach.
Education and Awareness: SKY express implements educational programs and awareness campaigns to promote gender diversity within the organization. This includes initiatives to challenge stereotypes, eliminate unconscious biases, and encourage women to pursue careers in aviation.
Collaboration with Industry Partners: SKY express actively engages with industry partners, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to share best practices and collaborate on initiatives that contribute to the broader goals of the IATA 25by2025 initiative.