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Air Canada’s First Black Female Pilot Takes Flight

Air Canada is celebrating a historic moment in diversity as Zoey Williams becomes its first Black female pilot.

Air Canada is forging new paths in the skies with the introduction of the first Black female pilot to join its roster. Zoey Williams is a triumph for diversity in aviation, with a story that sparks hope for all.

Williams was always next-in-line to extend her family’s legacy in piloting, as her father, Orett, was a longtime captain for Air Canada. According to BNN, her father flew the Boeing 777 aircraft throughout her childhood, with its magnitude captivating Williams as a young girl. However, before she could navigate the bigger planes, she had to conquer her fear of the smaller ones.

Her work to become a Boeing 777 captain like her father led her to receive her MBA in aviation and international business, alongside previous stints as a pilot for Sky Regional Airlines and Air Transat.

“If you have a burning desire to do something, don’t bury it. Keep your focus, build your networks, share your goals and show your passion in everything you do. That’s how you can end up doing things you love day in and day out,” Williams said.

The goal-getter now has her sights set on releasing her upcoming book, Go Where You Belong, to inspire others to reach beyond what they could ever imagine.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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