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Hartsfield-Jackson honors Women's History Month
By Roishina C. Henderson

Hartsfield-Jackson's annual Women's History Month luncheon on March 26 honored female pioneers in aviation and other industries and aimed to inspire a new generation to follow in their footsteps.

Themed "Dare to Dream," the luncheon at the Atlanta Airport Marriott brought together aviation leaders and about 75 female students from Airport-area schools.

A panel discussion addressed issues that working women face, including work-life balance and potential gender discrimination. The panel consisted of Dorothy Berry, assistant general manager of HMSHost; Capt. Rachelle Jones, a pilot with Atlantic Southeast Airlines; Inga Kennedy, president of Planners for Environmental Quality; Mary Lammers, senior aviation facility manager at Hartsfield-Jackson; and Martha Williams, director of customer service at AirTran Airways.

The Department of Aviation wants "to inspire leadership characteristics in female high school students and educate women about their changing roles in today's workplace," said Tracy Gilbert, event coordinator and aviation special programs manager.

To be invited to the luncheon, female students had to meet academic requirements and submit essays for a contest.

Women's History Month

Inga Kennedy (center) of Planners for Environmental Quality speaks about expanding one's horizons during the panel discussion. The other panelists were (from left) Dorothy Berry of HMSHost; Capt. Rachelle Jones, a pilot with Atlantic Southeast Airlines; Mary Lammers of the Department of Aviation; and Martha Williams of AirTran Airways.

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