If you fly the friendly skies, often times the pilots are men. However over the years the number of women pilots are increasing. But did you know that less than 1 percent of female pilots are African American in the United States? Well on this week’s episode of The Movement we have a member of this distinguished club. Nia I Wordlaw is a commercial pilot of over twenty years. She has been featured by many magazines and honored by PBS American Masters as one of 15 trailblazing women. We will talk to Nia about her journey on the aviation field. Also The Movement Nia is starting as an African American Woman.
About Nia Wordlaw
Nia Wordlaw is a commercial airline pilot with over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. As an African American female, she represents less than 1 percent of commercial airline pilots in the United States. Nia’s unique position in an industry where African American women are underrepresented has captured the interest of many across the nation. She was featured in the April 2006 edition of Ebony Magazine, the September 2015 edition of Marie Claire Magazine, and the PBS American Masters: The Women’s List, a documentary featuring 15 trailblazers, who have shaped and influenced American Culture.
Nia is a native of Chicago, Illinois and is married to her high school sweetheart, where she currently resides outside of Houston, TX, with their two kids.