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Women in Aviation and Logistics is established as a not-for-profit association

Women in Aviation and Logistics (WAL) has been established as a not-for-profit Association, which is now open for formal membership for both corporations and individuals, and is seeking sponsorship for its programmes and initiatives.

WAL was launched on International Women’s Day 2021 as a movement for change aimed at mobilising the industry to work towards closing the workplace gender gap in aviation and logistics.

“We believe in the value of a diverse and inclusive aviation and logistics sector and our aim is to accelerate positive change towards a more gender-balanced industry,” said Céline Hourcade, one of WAL’s two Founding Members, and Managing Director of Change Horizon.

“Our driver is the high potential of many women professionals working in this industry set against the lack of leadership and initiatives with concrete solutions to tackle gender diversity.

“By formalising WAL as an association, we are guaranteeing its future and the future of its projects, as well as ensuring that there is a platform for growth and new initiatives.”

“WAL has struck a timely chord with the industry, and we are incredibly grateful for the wave of support and engagement we have already seen,” said Emma Murray, one of WAL’s Founding Members, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Meantime Communications.

“It was time to formalise and future proof the Association to keep the momentum going and ensure that, by working together, we can make a lasting change.

“Now we are also seeking financial support from the industry in the form of sponsorship to fund our next mentorship scheme, further develop our database, and be able to continue to provide benchmarking and statistics about gender balance in the industry.”

WAL was established as a not-for-profit on the 20th of July 2022 in Switzerland, with Murray and Houcarde as Founding Members, and Justina Messeiller, Senior Consultant, Change Horizon, also joining the Executive Committee as Secretary.

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