The Way I See It From My Big Eyes-
How big are your dreams? Let me introduce you to a young lady named Joi Schweitzer who was born to inspire. It all started out at the tender age of 14 when she first met a Female First Officer who encouraged her to fly one day. After graduating from college, Joi decided to work as a flight attendant, however, her true desire was to move to the cockpit. She enrolled in flight school while still working fulltime as a flight attendant. She also self-funded her way through school. Joi acquired her ratings & flight credentials because of having strong determination, drive, and by putting in hard work. Joi is currently working as a full-time Commercial Pilot.
As you know the aviation industry is dominated by white males, while African American females make up less than 1%. Her journey hasn’t always been easy. There were times when she endured discrimination and times she had to prove herself amongst her peers. Joi’s strong sense of purpose, confidence, and strength has helped her to overcome many obstacles. She credits her parents for much of her success. Their positive encouragement and support are what shaped her into the person she is today.
Listen to her all-inspiring journey and hear what it takes to become a successful pilot.
Have you seen the commercial yet? Participating in the Ford Born to Roll Campaign was a lot of fun for Joi. She was selected to participate because of her unique profession, her fierceness, and confidence. If you have not seen the video, please click the link to watch it now: www.fordborntoroll.com
Joi wears many other hats besides pilot. She is a wife, mother, and instructor. She is making a difference at home and within her communities. She volunteers for a Private Pilot Program by teaching students what it means to fly an aircraft. She wants to see an increased number of Black Female students partake in the aviation career choice.
Please feel free to contact Joi with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From My Big Eyes- Congratulations Joi! Keep inspiring and Roll On Sister!