Aiming to inspire the next generation of female aviation leaders, the US airline United Airlines celebrated Girls in Aviation Day today at Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL) in Guadalajara. The event featured specialized aviation careers for girls aged between 10 and 15 from Casa Hogar Naandi.
“Girls will see that in aviation the sky is the limit and that they are our future”
The participants were selected by Casa Hogar Naandi and provided first-hand access to all United Airlines exclusive and operational facilitieswhere they learned about various careers in the aviation industry directly from women who work in these roles, including customer service, ramp operations, aircraft maintenance, catering and cargo.
“At United, we are excited and proud to host this great and beautiful event for the first time in Mexico for girls interested in developing careers in the aviation industry,” said America Ayala, Guadalajara Airport Manager. “Girls will see that in aviation the sky is the limit and that they are our future,” the company emphasized in a press release.
Started in 2015 by Women in Aviation International (WAI), Girls in Aviation Day is celebrated across the industry. As an active partner of WAI’s community, uIMPACT, United’s women’s business resource group, hosted several events for girls interested in aviation at its seven hubs in the US and in five Latin American countries: Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.
This is the first time a US airline has organized a Girls in Aviation Day in Mexico. One of the main goals of this program is to expand the professional horizons of women in the aviation industry, this serves as part of the airline’s efforts to eliminate the gender gap by removing barriers and promoting inclusion.
“The invitation from United Airlines to the girls of Casa Hogar Naandi is an opportunity to see and experience the world of airplanes, their professions and know that they can be what they want to be“. Said Mother Carmelita, founder of Casa Hogar Naandi. “For many girls, this is their first experience of boarding a plane or visiting the airport, so we are very grateful to United Airlines for this invitation and we are sure that they will remember this visit forever,” the airline’s report emphasized.
About United Airlines
United’s purpose is “Connecting people. Unite the world,” the statement said. “From our U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., United operates the broadest global route network of any North American airline. United is taking customers’ favorite destinations and adding new ones that are on track to become one of the best airlines in the world. For more information on how to join the United team visit www.united.com/careers and find more information about the company of www.united.com. United Airlines Holdings, Inc.,” the firm continued. The parent company of United Airlines Inc. is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “UAL.”
About Casa Hogar Naandi
Fundación Santa María del Tepeyac AC la Casa Hogar Naandi was born 24 years ago by the initiative of religious sister María del Carmen Gutiérrez Peco and a group of young people and priests willing to work to change the lives of many girls. They currently have four houses where they care for vulnerable girls aged two to 18 who come from the outskirts of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. Naandi has become a great family that imparts upbringing in values, guarantees the rights of girls and contributes to their all-round development so that they can achieve a fulfilling and independent life. To learn more about Casa Hogar Naandi, visit https://casahogarnaandi.org/.
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