Embracing Equity in honor of International Women's Day
Koji Shibata, President & Chief Executive Officer, ANA HOLDINGS INC.
The theme of International Women's Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity, with the goal of differentiating equity and equality.
While equality means everyone is given the same resources or opportunities, equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.
On International Women's Day at ANA Group, we are #EmbracingEquity by recognizing the importance of supporting women in our workplace and furthering our mission to be a place where women are given the right resources to succeed and be celebrated.
One of the ways we are embracing equity at ANA Group is working diligently to advance gender balance in technical positions where women are traditionally under-represented.
As part of this effort, ANA joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its 25BY2025 Campaign, which aims to increase the number of female employees in under-represented areas such as engineering and flight operations by 25% compared to 2019 metrics by the end of 2025.
We will also put more effort into expanding communication and programs for the next generation of female students to increase interest in a wide range of fields, including science.
ANA Group highly values diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace, which is exemplified by the respect employees hold for each other around the world regardless of individual differences.
This year on International Women's Day, we are reminded of our responsibility to cultivate environments where all people can thrive, and at ANA Group, we look forward to continuing this mission.