Women in Aviation

Women in Aviation

As part of International Women's Day (IWD), ICAO TV introduces the Women in Aviation series. The series is a space for discussion on diversity, gender equality and the advancement of women in the aviation industry.

The launch of the series will take place on IWD 8 March 2021. Using the #IWD2021 and under the theme of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” the series aims to steer discussions on recognizing and strengthening the role of women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women in Aviation
  • International Women’s Day 2024 High Level Panel Discussion

    Under the theme of “Inclusive Heights: Women Inspiring Aviation”, the ICAO International Women’s Day High-level Panel Discussion 2024 recognizes the contributions, achievements and leadership of women and young females in aviation worldwide. The panelists of this High Level Panel will share their...

  • 2023 International Women’s Day High-level Panel Discussion

    This year the ICAO observance of the International Women’s Day under the theme of “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, will be marked by a High-level Panel Discussion on Wednesday, 8 March 2023.
    These conversations will provide an opportune moment to celebrate the contributi...

  • 2022 International Women’s Day High-level Panel Discussion

    This year the ICAO observance of the International Women’s Day under the theme of “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” will be marked by two Panel Discussions on Tuesday, 8 March 2022.
    Sustainability and environmental concerns are some of the most pressing issues of our times, and ...

  • Interview with ICAO Secretary General, Fang Liu

    In July 2021, Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of ICAO from 2015-2021, spoke of her experience as a woman in a leadership position. She discussed gender changes and transformations and offered words of encouragement to empower women towards reaching their professional goals.

  • Interview with Suzanne Kearns

    Interview with Dr. Suzanne Kearns, Associate Professor of Aviation at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Suzanne Kearns shares concrete examples on how technology can help fill the diversity gap. She also discusses how a more sustainable aviation sector can be achieved amidst challenges created by t...

  • Interview with Niloofar Moradi

    Interview with Niloofar Moradi, Project Engineer at Pratt & Whitney Canada.
    Niloofar Moradi shares her inspiring experience as a women and STEM professional in the aviation sector, showing us that when you put your mind to something, anything is possible.

  • Interview with Stephanie Fiore

    Interview with Stephanie Fiore, undergraduate student in aerospace engineering at Concordia University. Stephanie Fiore shares how her passion for aviation has helped her overcome challenges in the industry.

  • Interview with Mitch Launius Interview

    Interview with Mitch Launius, IBAC representative to the ICAO Personnel Training and Licensing Panel. Mitch Launius looks at how the concept of diversity in the aviation sector has evolved over time and its importance in risk management. He also gives insights into the ICAO Personnel Licensing Pa...

  • Interview with Cristina Garcia-Duffy

    Interview with Dr. Cristina Garcia-Duffy, Head of Technology - Strategy & Integrations at Aerospace Technology Institute.

  • 2021 International Women's Day High-level Dialogue

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the aviation sector in unprecedented ways as travel came to a near standstill. The pandemic impacted all levels of society and life and will continue to do so for the next foreseeable future. Since the start of the crisis we have witnessed widening socioeconomi...

  • Initiatives Promoting a More Inclusive Aviation Sector

    A discussion with industry leaders about present initiatives that are creating and promoting a more inclusive aviation sector.


    Joanne Wong, Joby Aviation
    Lahou Keita, Keitas Systems
    Prof. Suzanne Kearns, University of Waterloo
    Nancy Laramée, IVADO
    Lilia Jem...

  • Poppy Khoza from SACAA

    In this interview, Poppy Khoza, Director General of Civil Aviation, South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) speaks words of inspiration and determination for women in aviation. She discusses how men, leaders, and the overall aviation community can work towards equality and inclusion.

  • Hélène V. Gagnon from CAE

    Interview with Hélène V. Gagnon, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Global Communications, and Corporate Social Responsibility at CAE. In this interview, Ms. Gagnon discusses CAE's gender and environmental priorities, strategies to deal with gender imbalances in the workplace, pivoting during...