Atlas Air recently welcomed members of the Bluegrass Chapter of Women in Aviation and the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Women in Aviation to the Company’s Global Operations Center in Kentucky to learn about our operations and career opportunities.
The group, made up of young professionals in aviation and students of all ages, heard from our world-class team and top leaders in the aviation field. They heard from women leaders in a variety of roles at Atlas Air and CVG to learn about their career paths and toured Atlas Air and airport facilities.
The event also included a Power Panel featuring Patricia Goodwin-Peters, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Lillian Dukes, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, Atlas Air Captain Taylor Montgomery, Irene Louth, Staff Vice President, Tax and LaVerne Bowman, Senior Manager, Ground Ops Systems and Development, Standards and Training.
Candace McGraw, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Crystal Korff with Women in Aviation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation and aerospace career fields and interests, also shared their insights and experiences with attendees.
“We are excited to connect with young women and highlight the wonderful careers they can pursue at Atlas Air or with our terrific airport partners such as CVG,” said Patricia Goodwin-Peters. “As a leader in global airfreight, we hope to have many of these future aviation professionals join our talented team and support our operations around the world.”
Each year, Atlas Air operates as many as 68,000 flights to 314 destinations in 74 countries, connecting producers to consumers and carrying everything from military equipment to pharmaceuticals, fresh fruit and flowers by operating the world’s largest fleet of 7 47 freighter aircraft and providing customers the broadest array of Boeing 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.
“Our group was truly inspired by the visit to Atlas Air and CVG. As a result of what they saw and heard, we have a few more future Atlas Air employees – including pilots – heading your way,” said Crystal Korff, President of the Bluegrass Chapter of Women in Aviation. “Watching a young person in the moment they realize that they too could be doing that job, like flying a 747 around the world for Atlas Air, still gives me goose bumps!”
“I’m so proud of the Atlas team who supported this important event,” said Leisa Mulcahy, Director, Workforce Development. “From sharing stories to making our guests feel welcome, they served as true champions of our Atlas brand. We have such a rich story to tell, and events such as this one help us shine a light on the rewarding and diverse career opportunities here at the Company. This helps us make progress in our objective to offer equitable access to opportunities here at Atlas and to build a team that drives innovation with different experiences and perspectives.”