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FIRST BLACK WOMAN COMMERCIAL AIRLINE CAPTAIN NOW HELPING CREATE PATHWAYS FOR FUTURE BLACK WOMEN AVIATORS
by BOTWC Staff via https://www.becauseofthemwecan.com/
She’s ensuring more young Black girls have access to the aviation industry!
The first Black woman commercial airline captain is now helping create pathways for future Black women aviators, CBS Denver 4 reports.
This November, M’Lis Ward will celebrate her 30th anniversary with United Airlines, previously serving in the National Guard and the military. Looking back on her journey to becoming the first Black woman captain in the commercial passenger airline industry, Ward says it’s been a wonderful time, but it doesn’t feel like three decades have passed.
“First of all, it does not feel like I’ve been at United 30 years, this is the best job you can ever imagine. Going to work every day is like going to play and so, no, it doesn’t feel like it’s been 30…