Creating Balance

There’s still a distance to travel to create gender equality among pilots in the airline industry. Mark Broadbent reports


Jo Anne Toral is a first officer with Cebu Pacific in the Philippines. Cebu Pacific/Jo Anne Toral

Women have played a role in aviation from the earliest days of flight. Raymonde de Laroche was the first woman to receive a pilot’s licence in March 1910, only six years after the Wright Brothers took to the air.

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