United Airlines New Diversity Officer Unveils Roadmap for Racial Equality

May 13, 2021 10:00 AM ET

United’s focus has been on making structural changes that move the airline toward its goal of being the most inclusive airline in the industry.

Building on an already rich history of industry firsts in diversity, equity and inclusion like – the first Black President, the first Hispanic CEO and the first female Board Chair – the premiere airline adopted a “proof, not just promises” philosophy.  It is a philosophy to demonstrate its commitment through actions – a strategic approach with truly impactful initiatives that make them committed to bring a better airline for its customers, employees and all the communities that they serve.

In this interview with ESSENCE, United Airlines’ Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer, Jessica Kimbrough, discusses the airline’s path forward and its commitment to fighting for equity in the airline industry.

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