Nominate your #wowwoman
WOW air is searching for inspiring women
We're celebrating International Women’s Day
by honoring some of the most inspiring women out there!
March 8, 2019
The competition has ended. Click to read about our winners: Meet the WOWwomen
February 25, 2019
CALL FOR ENTRIES
In celebration of International Women‘s Day, we're inviting you to nominate a special woman in your life, giving her the chance to win two flight tickets to a WOW air destination of her choice.
We will repost the most inspiring stories on International Women‘s Day, March 8th, and award each winner two tickets to a WOW air destination of her choice.
Our home country of Iceland consistently ranks first in the world for gender equality. It was the first country to elect a female president, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, who served four consecutive terms, from 1980 to 1996. Icelanders also elected the first openly lesbian head of government, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, elected prime minister in 2009. Its second female prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, has been in office since 2017.
While the aviation industry globally still trails on the issue of gender equality, with tiny numbers of women in management and inside the cockpit, the women at WOW air make up 54% of all staff, including 33% of its managers and 83% of its cabin crew. The share of WOW air’s female pilots, at 7%, is also above average; the number is closer to 4% in the U.S.A. and the U.K., and around 6% in Canada.
The #wowwoman effort will serve to recognize and celebrate the women, who positively impact the lives of those around them. To distinguish relevant entries apart from other posts that may use #wowwoman, Facebook and Instagram entries must also include @wowair.