Manchester Airport celebrates International Women’s Day

Manchester Airport is celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day theme, Balance for Better, as it profiles women working in aviation, and promoting gender equality.

The northern hub is renaming itself ‘WoMANchester Airport’ for the second year running as it shows its support for International Women’s Day, changing its name across all of the airport social media platforms. The name change was created in 2018 to celebrate 100 years since the first women in the UK were given the right to vote. Throughout the day a host of dedicated social media content, profiling women in the business will be showcased.

The airport’s £1bn transformation programme team will also play host to a special event for female STEM and engineering students from Xaverian and Trafford colleges. The event will give students an insight into the world of engineering and construction with talks from various female workers on the project and will also include a guided tour of the pier that is set to open in less than a month.

Female travellers will also get a surprise this week as incoming passengers will be treated to a beauty treat as part of International Women’s Day.

The airport’s group, MAG, who also owns London Stansted and East Midlands Airports, is also launching a Diversity and Inclusion Forum this year. The forum is made up of colleagues across the business who are keen to develop and promote diversity and inclusion priorities in the airport.

Tricia Williams, Chief Customer Officer, said: “I’m incredibly proud to be part of ‘WoMANchester Airport’ and the fantastic activity the airport is taking part in to celebrate International Women’s Day this year.

“Diversity and inclusion are so important, and the launch of our colleague forum demonstrates our commitment to be positive advocates for change and to make sure we create a diverse business with equal opportunities for all.”