Substantial Progress On Gender Balance Eludes Business Travel Professionals

By David Jonas

EasyJet last month took heat for gender pay disparity that it attributed to the preponderance of males among its pilots. The company also is paying its incoming CEO more than his female predecessor. If only such discrepancies were unique to easyJet.

Throughout the travel industry, women remain under-represented in executive ranks and boardrooms. In travel management, they’re clearly underpaid compared with men. This is despite their over-representation in many categories of industry employment as a whole.

The industry has made limited progress during the past five years. An examination of 20 top business travel suppliers showed…

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