Airline organises leadership lunch for staff

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The National,Tuesday June 14th, 2016

AIR Niugini organised a Women in Leadership and Emerging Leaders lunch in Port Moresby last Friday attended by pioneer national female engineer Emma Waiwai.
Also at the lunch was Air Niugini chief executive officer Simon Foo and 40 female employees.
Foo was pleased that Waiwai was able to relate her 26 years’ experience on women roles and gender equality in the workplace.
She said inspiring, motivating and empowering women to strive for excellence would influence others.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the PNG University of Technology and had been working in the aviation industry for 26 years.
“I moved on voluntarily because I found that the passion had diminished after being so involved in sports over the last five years,” she said.
“My highlight was as chairperson of the 2016 (Pacific) Games organising committee. I was awarded a Officer of the Logohu Award in recognition of my contribution to sports at the Pacific Games.”
She said women had great potential to be great leaders.
One of the female employees told The National that she was motivated by Waiwai’s speech and was ready to face challenges ahead.
She was thankful to Air Niugini for recognising women’s efforts and would like to see more of these women leadership conferences.
Air Niugini human resource general manager Rei Logona said they had more than 2000 employees, 40 per cent of which were females.
“We are pleased to know that all our international stations are operated by females and at the domestic front,” he said.
“We have three females who are managing our airports.”