This Skytalk will share ICAO’s commitment to advancing Gender Equality in the aviation sector and how it is supported by several initiatives within our organization, such as the ICAO Gender Equality Programme, where progress is enabled toward the aspirational goal of gender equality by 2030 and is promoted globally.
ICAO is proud to announce that the ICAO North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) Regional Office organized the first all-female ICAO technical assistance mission (TEAM) in ICAO’s history. The professional TEAM consisted of Mrs. Mayda Ávila, Regional Officer, Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS), Mrs. Sereya Schotborgh, Regional Officer, Flight Safety Implementation (SAF), Mrs. Fabiana Todesco, Regional Officer Aerodromes and Ground Aids (AGA); and Mrs. Carla Cortes, Administrative Assistant.
In September 2022, the WE TEAM provided technical assistance to the Department of Civil Aviation Aruba in preparation for the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP-CMA).
This was a historic moment for ICAO, not only for having the first all-female team provide technical assistance to a State, but also showing leadership through the WE TEAM in breaking gender equality barriers in aviation in all perspectives and positions. This is a first in many more achievements to come.