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An Opportunity For eVTOL To Engrain DE&I Into Its DNA

Talent shortages are no secret, with every industry suffering from “The Great Resignation”. As such, by 2030, there will be a global talent shortage of more than 85 million people, resulting in $8.5 trillion in unrealized annual revenues.

As a result, hiring managers are under intense pressure to re-evaluate and adjust hiring practices for speed and efficiency while improving engagement and curating an experience.

And the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) industry is no exception. Promising to revolutionize inter-and intra-city mobility, eVTOL is in a prime position to change the paradigm of an industry made up of 80% male and 20% female and build a new sector within aviation that makes diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) a foundational component. 

The lack of progress so far in scaling diverse teams across industries is illogical in light of such overwhelming evidence (200+ studies to be fact), that they create expansive economic value and are more creative, innovative and agile than teams who are homogenous. Fortunately, as an emerging sector, attention now turns to HR leaders to implement change and create an industry that values differences and reflects the global society that we live in.

To gain some clarity about this promising future, we hosted an intimate roundtable, in partnership with Women And Drones, as part of our Green Room series with some of the biggest eVTOL talent leaders championing change:

  • Sharon Rossmark – CEO of Women And Drones and Facilitator of the roundtable
  • Chief People Officer of Wisk
  • Dr Anita Sengupta – CEO at Hydroplane Ltd
  • Bill Johnson – President and Vice CEO of Air Advisory
  • Russell Julian – CEO at Texas Uaswerx
  • Ernest Huffman – Aviation Planning Program Manager at NC Texas Council of Government

The rich discussion and exclusive insights are shared in the following report, download here:


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