Sisters of the Skies
It’s an understatement to say that the aviation industry is dominated by male pilots. Between commercial and military aviation, women make up only six percent of the world’s pilot population and Black women make up less than half of one percent—that’s less than 150 total Black women in aviation! Luckily, Sisters of the Skies is here to inspire more Black women into the pilot’s seat in the grand tradition of aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman. The nonprofit provides scholarships, mentorships, professional development and other forms of outreach for budding Black women pilots including Girls Rock Wings, a program for girls between 10-18 years of age.