Secretary Norman Y. Mineta Shares His Powerful Personal And Professional Journey With Southwest Airlines Employees

Published on : Thursday, May 26, 2016

Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines Co. proudly welcomes Secretary Norman Y. Mineta to its company headquarters to share his personal journey with Employees. From being the first Asian Pacific American mayor of a major U.S. city to co-founding the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Mineta has spent his career breaking glass ceilings.

Norman Y. Mineta has made tremendous contributions to the United States throughout his career, and we’re excited for him to share his personal journey with our Employees.  He is a phenomenal role model and his life story illustrates how preparation, determination, and perseverance can overcome both cultural stereotypes and systemic obstacles,” said Ellen Torbert, Southwest Airlines’ Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion. “Southwest is honored to have someone who has blazed trails in the Asian American community speak to and enlighten our Employees during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.”

Mineta served as United States Secretary of Commerce under President Bill Clinton and as United States Secretary of Transportation under President George W. Bush. To learn more about Mineta’s powerful story, visit Southwest Airlines’ blog,NUTS About Southwest.


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