100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Sun 04 Mar 2012 11:26 AM
Salma Al Baloushi

Salma Al Baloushi

Industry: Transport

Company: Etihad Airways

Designation: First Officer

Country: UAE

Known as ‘the Amelia Earhart of the Middle East’, Al Baloushi is the first Emirati female to rise to the rank of first officer at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways. At just 24 years old, her achievement earned her an entry in The 100 Greatest Women in Aviation, a book looking at women’s contribution to the growing sector.

“I can only hope my accomplishment encourages many of my Emirati sisters and brothers to push the boundaries and reach their goals,” she said.

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