Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Lifting As We Climb


We actively seek diversity, boldly pursue equity, and consciously promote inclusion to create a sense of belonging for all people.
 

 

"Thoughtful action combined with a focus on championing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and within our personal lives will play a healing role to help us keep climbing. The Delta family will use whatever means we have to move the world toward a better, more just tomorrow."

- Ed Bastian, Chief Executive Officer

Connecting, Reflecting and Respecting the World


Business Resource Groups

With nearly 30,000 members, Delta's ten Business Resource Groups provide opportunities for networking, development and career growth.

Our Business Resource Groups serve as consultants to the business on meaningful topics and diversity related strategies, programs and topics. 

A Deeper Look at Delta's People


Transparency is key to driving change. We measure our progress as we work to build a more diverse workplace and world. We hold ourselves accountable and regularly report on our results. 
Generation

WWII - DOB < 1946: <1%

Baby Boomer - DOB 1946-1963: 21%

Gen X - DOB 1964-1979: 42%

Millennial - DOB 1980-1995: 35%

Generation Z - DOB > 1996: 2%

Updated end of year 2020

Veterans

Delta has a long-standing commitment to hiring veterans and reservists and approximately 10% of our workforce is made up of veterans.

Updated end of year 2020

Gender

Men 58%

Women 42%

Updated end of year 2020

Race & Ethnicity

White 57%

Black 22%

Hispanic 10%

Asian 7%

Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander 2%

Two or More Races 2%

Updated end of year 2020

Closing the Gap


We are committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the broadest sense. Still, there are three areas where our representation gaps are unquestionably the largest: women, Black talent and other ethnic minority groups as a whole. This is where there are the most significant gaps between frontline representatives and that of their leaders. Read about how we're working to change that

In June of 2021, our workforce demographics were as follows: 

 

 

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Scale Employees*: Women: 41.2%; Black: 23.8%; Other Ethnic Minorities: 21.1%

Other Merit / Manager: Women: 39%; Black: 19.4%; Other Ethnic Minorities: 21.8%

General Manager, Director, Managing Director: Women: 33.4%; Black: 8.7%; Other Ethnic Minorities: 17.6%

Vice President & Above: Women: 29%; Black: 7%; Other Ethnic Minorities: 16%

*Scale employees are paid an hourly wage and include pilots, flight attendants, maintenance technicians, customer service and reservation agents, ramp agents and more.

Join the Conversation


We often say you can’t solve what you don’t understand, so we have placed an emphasis on building understanding within our workforce and our world.  

Watch recaps of Delta's town halls or "Let's Talk About It" sessions—candid conversations around issues of diversity, equity or inclusion, meant to foster dialogue and drive change. Many of these talks are also made available on platforms like our In-Flight Entertainment seatback screens to invite our customers into our family-style conversations. 

Gaining Altitude

Gaining Altitude is a live video series that tackles conversations worth navigating. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian hosts insightful guests to discuss topics that matter to our world, from leadership to sustainability to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Recognized for Our Progress


Our work to become the world's most inclusive airline.
Indeed Top Rated Workplace for Veterans 2019 Indeed Top Rated Workplace for Veterans 2019
Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities – Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities – Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020
Forbes The Best Employers for Diversity 2020 Forbes The Best Employers for Diversity 2020
Fortune World's Most Admired Companies 2021 Fortune World's Most Admired Companies 2021
Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2021 Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2021
 
  • Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities – Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion
  • Glassdoor – Best Places to Work
  • Great Place to Work® and Fortune – Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • Great Place to Work® and Fortune – Best Workplaces for Diversity
  • Great Place to Work® and Fortune – Best Workplaces for Women
  • Great Place to Work® – Best Workplaces for Millennials
  • Nomi Network – Corporate Social Responsibility Award
  • Indeed – Top-Rated Workplaces for Veterans
  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine – 100 Best Corporate Citizens
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation – Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council – Top Corporation for Women Business Enterprises
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars – Americanism Award
  • Glassdoor – Employees' Choice Award
Note: Delta has been publishing annual Corporate Responsibility Reports (CRRs) from 2009 to 2019, and published its inaugural ESG report in 2020. To request a CRR prior to 2018, please contact sustainability@delta.com.