CHICAGO, March 1 - Women’s History Month is taking place across America in March and United Airlines decided to celebrate it differently along with International Women’s Day, highlighting stories of women employees who made their mark on aviation and UA history.

Each week United Airlines has featured or shared many of its inspirational women employees and the changes they made to their personal lives, their company, their society and even the contribution they made for their own families.

As an example of this, Ada Brown Greenfield, hired by United Airlines in 1940, was a flight attendant who successfully organized her colleagues to form the world's first union of flight attendants. That organization has grown into the Association of Flight Attendants that represents the interests of more than 50,000 airline professionals across the industry.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz issued the following message on Women’s History Month “We all have further to go before each of our sisters and daughters have the same opportunities for success as their brothers and sons. In whatever field their passion and talents lead them, we ought to take this month to rededicate ourselves to ensuring that the skies are truly the limit for young women everywhere.”

-- Mohamed El Hageen