During the International Air Transport Association's annual conference in Sydney on Monday, a reporter asked Al Baker what he plans to do to bring more gender equality to airlines and bring more women into high-level positions, specifically in Middle Eastern airline companies.
But his remarks sparked backlash on social media.
Although Al Baker quickly backtracked on his comments, stating that it would be his pleasure to "have a female CEO candidate [he] could then develop to become CEO", the Twitter community did not take too kindly to the embattled airlines chief.
Qatar Airways was criticized in 2015 when it was revealed that at one time it could fire female cabin crew who were pregnant and it would restrict the movements of crew during non-working hours, according to The Guardian.
Leading carriers in North America and Europe had the highest representation of women in senior roles at 16 percent and 14 percent respectively, IATA said.
He said: 'Diversity and inclusion are part of our core values and I have no doubt that a woman could carry out my role.
Sharing a podium, Willie Walsh, the head of British Airways owner IAG, said the industry had a long way to go in promoting women, starting with IATA, a quasi-international organization with two women on its 31-person board.
The CEO of Qatar Airways, where women make up almost half the company's workforce, apologized for saying that a woman couldn't do his job because it was "very challenging".
When asked about gender inequality at airlines in the Middle East, he retorted: "not in Qatar Airways".
The boss of Qatar Airways, who sits on the board of Heathrow, has offered his "heartfelt apologies" for his suggestion that a woman would not be able to do his job, which inflamed a row over sexism in the aviation industry.
"I think it's all going to come from the leadership commitment to ingrain that change throughout the organisation", she said at an event focused on gender equality in aviation at the meeting in Sydney.
Giuliani told NBC's "Meet the Press": "Pardoning himself would be unthinkable and probably lead to immediate impeachment". Last year he pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio , convicted of criminal contempt.
Apparently Sofia - whose sister is Nicole Richie - learned about the Miami cheating incident, "after their trip to St. A source told People that " Sofia broke up with Scott ", because of " old issues ".
There are a wide variety of workout challenges to choose from, including Yoga and Hiking , which are both new to the platform. Speaking of making communication easier, Apple is also streamlining the way you talk to Siri on the Watch.
Snyder said it was hard to count homes in that area from the air because of steam produced from lava entering the ocean. The area is primarily home to vacation rentals, but there are a lot of permanent residences there too.
Both countries have faced global isolation - North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme and Syria over its civil war. Kim said she was there in April, talking with people about the conversation happening between these two world powers.
In its announcement on Friday (June 1), Facebook said the section was driving only marginal traffic to news publishers. The company is also funding news videos, created exclusively for Facebook by publishers it would not yet name.
Men's winners included 10-time champion Rafael Nadal, No. 3 Marin Cilic, No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro and No. 6 Kevin Anderson. Sharapova said she was looking forward to her latest clash against Williams after making light work of Kristyna Pliskova .
The move comes after the Trump administration failed to win trade concessions from the European Union ahead of a Friday deadline. The EU earlier threatened to counter punch by targeting U.S. products, including Kentucky bourbon, blue jeans and motorcycles .
Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov was injured on a first period hit by Brayden McNabb and didn't return to the game. Guess your first appearance in the Cup Final in 20 years will lead to that, but whatever, Becky.
Trump did say he "probably" would bring up human rights when he meets with the North Korean leader - "and maybe in great detail". Yonhap reported that Kim Yong Chol had transited Beijing on Monday on his way back to Pyongyang from the United States.
Gao said, "The Chinese side will carefully evaluate the US measures and reserves the right to take corresponding measures ". The relationship between Navarro and Mnuchin appears to have been souring for a while over U.S.
I'm going to assume that the Cavs stay with their "big" lineup to kick off the series , even if Kevin Love returns for Game 1 . I think he has the ability to make shots, to make timely shots, to make deep shots and to make momentum changing shots.
At least 6 dead after volcano erupts in Guatemala
Mr Garcia said only 13 of those bodies have so far been identified and the death toll was expected to rise. Hilda Lopez said the volcanic mud flowed into her village of San Miguel Los Lotes , close to the mountain.
Russia, Israel Agree To Limit Iran's Presence In South Syria
McKenzie said the U.S. troops and their local militia allies were staying in Tanf, quashing rumors of their impending withdrawal. More strikes by United States ally Israel have further raised fears that the devastating seven-year war could still escalate.
Iran's top leader vows response to any attack
Khamenei said Iran had no intention of curbing its influence in the Middle East and urged Arab youth to stand up to USA pressure. As for curbing Iran's global influence, the supreme leader stressed that " we will continue our support for oppressed nations ".
Why Are There Restrictions for Melania Trump's Latest Appearance?
The first lady has not been seen in public since May 19, when she returned to the White House after undergoing a kidney procedure. The riff was playful, but a bit awkward considering the event was to honor Gold Star families , who have lost loved ones at war.
Arm launches "laptop-class" Cortex-A76 CPU - CPU
It also promises up to four 4K stream decoding at the same time, or up to 16 streams in Full HD for a 4×4 video wall. The Cortex A76 microarchitecture has been designed with high performance while maintaining power efficiency in mind.