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Keyra Lynn Johnson is Managing Director and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Delta Air Lines. She is charged with leading the company in modeling a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy with supporting programs, initiatives and action plans that have impact on Delta employees, customers and the community. Under Keyra’s ...
Aug. 9, 2019, 11 a.m.
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In honor of Women's History Month, Delta is highlighting powerful women in every field and function across the airline. A recent study by McKinsey & Company shows that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15 percent more likely to have financial returns above respective national industry means ...
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Navigating her career as the first black woman to host ESPN’s College GameDay show Giving the gift of a ‘Winning Edge’ to hopeful youth seeking careers in the sports industry Playing a game of ‘Goat’ with University of Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban ​Far beyond the lush green hedges of ...
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Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have called out Delta as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity, an honor the airline has now earned for three straight years. To determine the list, Great Place to Work analyzed the experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, employees ...
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When Joseph "Joe" Jackson started his career at Delta Air Lines in 1968, he didn't realize he was history in the making. Throughout his 50-year career with the airline, Jackson broke barriers as the first African-American flight dispatcher, sector manager and duty director. "At first I didn't feel like I ...
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Delta celebrated Girls in Aviation Day by flying more than 130 girls, ages 11-18, during the fourth annual Women Inspiring our Next Generation (WING) flight Saturday. This year’s WING flight carried these future aviation professionals from Detroit to Atlanta, where they joined 250 local girls and their families in the ...
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. recognized Delta CEO Ed Bastian's dedication to diversity, inclusion and giving back with the 2018 Corporate Leadership Award on Oct. 4. ​​At the 19th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference sponsored by Rainbow PUSH and the Citizenship Education Fund, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ed had a ...
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In honor of Women's Equality Day, five Delta women share advice in a video for other women aspiring to aviation careers. Kathy McCampbell of TechOps put it this way: "We fit. It's a predominantly male environment, but women do have a place. We're strong. Educated. And we do belong." As ...
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Delta marks its 10th anniversary as the main sponsor of Gnetwork360’s annual International Conference on LGBT Business and Tourism in Argentina. The yearly forum allows the airline to share and gain insights from this conference as part of its focus on delivering the best experience to every customer on every ...
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Delta was recently honored as a Top Corporation for Women Business Enterprises – fittingly, as the U.S. celebrates Women's History Month. The honor was given by Women's Business Enterprise National Council, the largest and most influential organization for women-owned businesses, and a key partner in Delta's supplier diversity efforts. WBENC ...
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Delta celebrated its top diverse suppliers and supplier diversity advocates at the company's 19th annual Star Awards recognition event on Feb. 28 at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta. For 19 years, the Star Awards program has honored the contributions of Delta's top small-business, minority-owned and women-owned suppliers, as well ...
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For the second straight year, Delta has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Delta joins the ranks of 609 major ...
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Celebrating Delta's commitment to diversity, the Delta Flight Museum's new temporary exhibition spotlights four of Delta's past and present African-American pilots with inspiring stories. The "Sky is Not the Limit: Breaking the Color Barrier" exhibition features African-American aviation pioneers Capt. Samuel L. Graddy, Capt. John M. Bailey, Capt. Stephanie Johnson ...
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More than 400 students with autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy recently had a chance to fly without ever leaving the ground. The Delta team in Peru created a simulated flight experience to let students test out air travel while in a comfortable setting. The event, hosted for students at ...
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More than 650 Delta employees, alongside employees from alliance partner Virgin Atlantic, marched down Peachtree Street in Atlanta this weekend for the 47th annual Atlanta Pride Festival, celebrating diversity, inclusion and equality. Employees' attendance at the event set the record for the largest volunteer participation to-date at a Delta-sponsored Pride ...