Atlas Air was recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York at its 5th Annual “Breakfast of Corporate Champions” for exceeding the national average of Board of Directors seats held by women, which currently stands at 20%.
Atlas, with female Board representation currently at 30%, was honored alongside S&P 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, such as Amazon, Cardinal Health, Citi, General Electric, General Motors, and Starbucks, which are all accelerating the pace of progress for gender parity in board representation.
Attendees participated in timely discussions, touching on why gender-balanced boards are crucial to business success. Panelists and speakers in attendance included Maria Bartiromo, Anchor and Global Markets Editor of the FOX Business Network; Brian Moynihan, Chairman & CEO, Bank of America; Michele Buck, President & CEO, The Hershey Company; Eileen McDonnell, Chairman & CEO, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company; and Meg Whitman, CEO, Quibi and Former Chairman and CEO, Hewlett Packard Inc.
Here at Atlas, our current female Board members include Carol B. Hallett, Jane H. Lute, and Sheila A. Stamps.
“We are proud to be honored by the Women’s Forum for our commitment to gender diversity in the boardroom,” said Patricia Goodwin-Peters, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, who attended the Breakfast with Board members Sheila Stamps and John Wulff. “We recognize there is certainly more work to be done beyond the boardroom when it comes to inclusivity and we are focused on moving the needle with regards to the representation of women in aviation overall.”