United Airlines has announced that Savoy Magazine has named Chief Community engagement Officer Sharon Grant, one of Corporate America´s most influential women, the company said.
Savoy is a leading African American lifestyle and business publication.
Under Grant´s leadership, the Global Community Engagement team has greatly expanded United´s global corporate social responsibility footprint. Initiatives have included elevating United´s relationship with Special Olympics, implementing Third Thursdays, a monthly employee volunteer program that promotes worldwide employee action through United organized service events, and initiating the airlines´ Critical Needs Grants that address critical needs in the communities where United´s customers and employees live and work. Grant has been instrumental in developing United´s award-winning humanitarian, volunteerism and supplier diversity strategies.
According to Savoy, this distinction is granted to African American women who embody talent, leadership and grace while executing critical roles for some of the largest corporations in the world while simultaneously working to better their communities and inspire others. Sharon was selected from a pool of more than 500 candidates by Savoy´s editorial board as well as community leaders, including representatives from academia and the private sector.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 355 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers.