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Woman Alleges Delta Airlines Failed To Call Her Back For A Position Until She Applied 'As A White Woman'

A recent allegation against Delta airlines has a few people wondering if this incident was a coincidence or was actually orchestrated as a way to lessen the hiring pool of Black job candidates. Black Information Network reports that Regina De’Chabert recently posted a video to TikTok claiming that she managed to land a call back for a position as a flight attendant for Delta airlines after changing her race to white on her application. Receiving a call back for an interview has been a five-year-long process for De’Chabert. According to the young lady, after “applying to delta for a flight attendant job for 5 years” and continually being denied, she decided to submit a new application “as a white woman.” This is when De’Chabert says that she “finally received a 2nd interview email.” @ginaaa_banks_ Purrrrr let’s get the bill #deltaairlines #flightattendants ♬ original sound – Barstool Sports

Mar 17, 2022

6 Black Women Leading the Modern Aviation Industry

In honor of Women’s History Month, AfroTech has decided to celebrate Black women at the helm of the modern aviation industry. Check out six Black women leading the industry below: Stephanie C. Hill, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems Photo Credit: Instagram / @StephanieC.Hill Stephanie C. Hill is executive vice president of Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In her 33-year tenure at RMS, she’s held several senior positions, serving as president or vice president for different arms of the business. She is also a champion for women and people of color in STEM careers. In a recent interview with The Network Journal, she spoke about her passion for helping the next generation of leaders: “Our industry requires top talent in engineering and science, and our nation right now is facing a critical shortage of STEM workers,” she told The Network Journal. “We have to encourage as many young people as possible to pursue STEM...

Mar 29, 2021

Delta Airlines Promotes Keyra Lynn Johnson to VP and Chief DE&I Officer

Delta Airlines is standing firm on its commitment to advance equity and sustainability. According to Provoke Media, Keyra Lynn Johnson will now serve as VP and chief diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) officer where she will be responsible for driving Delta’s progress in becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. As a 26-year Delta employee, Johnson is no stranger to the major airline’s business methods and previously worked as a senior leader on the airline’s corporate, internal, and employee communications teams. She has also worked in DE&I in various capacities since 2016. In addition to Johnson’s promotion, Amelia DeLuca will also become the new managing director of sustainability and will be responsible for overseeing Delta’s long-term sustainability strategy, managing sustainability investments, and partnering with government affairs and legal teams. DeLuca brings in 11 years of experience with Delta, most recently serving as managing director of global...

Mar 17, 2021