Celebrating Women’s History Month: Being a Woman in Aviation

Women’s History Month is a time to remember and honor the women who have trail blazed the way for all women – no matter the time, place or industry. It is also a time to recognize the women who currently make our team be the best in the business – our Endeavor women.

Today on International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the amazing women at Endeavor, and those who paved the way before us.

Hear from some of our employees on what it means to be a ‘woman in aviation:’

“I have known I wanted to be a pilot since I was just 14 years old. From a very early age, my parents told me that I could do anything I set my mind to. They would tell me, ‘the sky is the limit,’ and I took that as a challenge. They supported me and encouraged me to follow my dreams, no matter what. Today the sky is my office, and as a woman in aviation, I get to inspire children and adults of all ages to dream big. Anything is possible. You just have to try!” – Eva Jeter, First Officer, CRJ-900

“Being a woman in aviation who works as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician is definitely a very rewarding feeling. In this field there aren’t many of us, but, on days like today it’s amazing to see how many of us actually took upon these once non-traditional roles in aviation and made careers out of it. It’s truly inspiring to see how all of us never let anyone convince us we couldn’t do this due to our gender because we’re doing it. We all make a huge impact on aviation and we’ll continue to do so for years on end.” –Jocelyn Tenesaca, AMT, LGA

“Being a woman in aviation is a step in the right direction. I may seem very small in what I do as a manager, however, I am making a difference everyday in my team. My crew feels that energy I put forth to them to allow them to instill that energy into their jobs as pilots, flight attendants or even mechanics. In some areas we may be few – pilots, mechanics, to name a few- but in other areas we are thriving – flight Attendants, management, gate agents, etc. As a woman I am bringing forth the courage and strength to do better every day. I love where I am in this industry, and I hope to excel outside of the ‘stereotypical’ areas for women. I do know that I am out here to encourage, empower and educate all the lives of the kids and young ladies that will come after me. Do not be afraid to spread your wings and soar to higher heights. You are worth it!” – RoRo Gaines, Senior Regional Crew Manager, ATL