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IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Aviation is the Business of Freedom. The essence of aviation is building a global community by connecting people, businesses and cultures across great distances. Ten million people work in the aviation industry to make this happen. It is important that this workforce reflects the amazing diversity and inclusion that it fosters in our society. The IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards, sponsored by Qatar Airways, aim to recognize and celebrate the great work that is being done to take the industry into the future.

Three awards to recognize three categories of leadership in diversity and inclusion

  • Inspirational Role Model:  Will be presented to a woman (30+) who holds a senior position within the industry who has had a significant impact on the aviation agenda through her strong contribution to business delivery, as well as her ongoing support of the gender diversity agenda. Open to all female participants in the aviation industry.
  • Young High Flyer: Designed to recognize one of aviation’s women under 40 who has started to develop her career, and thought leadership in the industry through her inspirational work. Open to all under 40 female participants in the aviation industry.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Team Award: Designed to recognize an airline that has seen a tangible change in their diversity as a result of the work it has been doing in diversity and inclusion. Open to all IATA member airlines.


Each award category comes with US$25,000 in prize money, generously funded by Qatar Airways. 

Nominations are now closed

Nominations are now closed. We have received an amazing 68 submissions between 1 March and 15 April 2019! Thank you all for your contributions. The nominations will be reviewed by the independent judging panel:

  • Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International
  • Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council
  • Mark Pilling, Vice President Publishing and Conferences, FlightGlobal
  • Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, Air Transport World

The awards will be presented at the 75fth IATA Annual General Meeting in Seoul, 1-3 June 2019.  


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