IATA AGM: Poppy Khoza wins Inspirational Role Model award

IATA today announced the winners of the 2023 edition of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards.

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Poppy Khoza – Director of Civil Aviation, South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), today won Inspirational Role Model award at the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards in Istanbul.

Other awards went to:

High Flyer: Camila Turrieta – Chair of the Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion Committee, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), and First Officer, JetBlue Airways

Diversity & Inclusion Team: Virgin Atlantic Airways

“I congratulate the winners of the 2023 awards. By their example, they are leading the way to a gender balanced aviation industry. They have pushed boundaries to demonstrate that diversity and inclusion is fundamental to business success. Congratulations to three truly inspirational winners. Women are still under-represented in aviation, but with the help and example of these and previous award winners, we are making progress,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.

Qatar Airways is the sponsor of the Diversity & Inclusion Awards for the fifth consecutive year. Each winner receives a prize of $25,000, payable to the winner in each of the categories or to their nominated charities.