Diverse group of women taking a selfie
Diverse group of women taking a selfie

Diversity & Inclusion

We are Alaska

There is strength in diversity. It fuels innovation, sparks creativity, and cultivates an atmosphere of continuous learning and improvement. We foster an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects and appreciates the different backgrounds, perspectives and cultures of our employees.

Employee Business Resource Groups

Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are created organically by employees to connect with and educate fellow employees. All of our BRGs empower employees through service, education, and philanthropy while celebrating their cultural heritage. Above and beyond that, they're positioned to provide advice and feedback to our leaders from their diverse perspectives.

Our BRGs include

  • ABEA: AAG Black Employees, Advocates & Allies
  • ACCESS: Accessibilities
  • AGPA: AAG Pan-Asians
  • AMG: AAG Military Group
  • GLOBE: Gay, Lesbian, Other, Bisexual Employees (LGBTQ+) See video
  • GREEN TEAM: Environmental stewardship and sustainability Read blog post
  • LCRG: Latin Culture Resource Group
  • NEN: Native Employee Network
  • PIA: Pacific Islander Alliance
  • WING: Women's Interactive Network Group
  • WIT: Women In Tech

Women on our board

Alaska Airlines Lead Director Patty Bedient is proud to serve on our board, where more than 50 percent of the independent directors are women, arguing diversity and inclusion starts at the top of an organization.

“It means we ‘walk the talk’ on diversity at the board level,” she says.

Read more about gender parity on our board

Boundless pride

When hundreds of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees efforts come together at marches and festivities across the country, the Pride itself is unquantifiable.

Read more about how employee’s celebrate Pride