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

Diversity & Inclusion

Stronger together

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

Employee Business Resource Groups

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

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 the board

Alaska is proud to be the only airline – and the first West Coast Fortune 500 company – to achieve gender parity among independent board directors. Women Inc. Magazine recognized Bedient as well as Phyllis Campbell, Marion Blakey, Helvi Sandvik and Susan Li as five of the Most Influential Corporate Board Directors in 2018.

Read more about gender parity on the 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 employees celebrate Pride