Efforts to increase the number of female pilots in the aviation industry have been ongoing. Encouraging women to join the industry is difficult; but persuading women to remain in the industry is even more of a challenge. Progress has been made and it has been reported that the share of female pilots rose to 5.2 percent worldwide in 2020.
Studies show that the main deterrents for young girls and women considering careers in aviation are lack of mentorship, lack of visible role models, associated costs, and exclusionary policies, amongst other factors.
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