Rexy Rolle is working to make the airline industry more inclusive.
The airline success story recently stated to Essence, “There was nobody that really looked like me… it wasn’t until you start speaking to people that they understand, “She’s not just somebody’s assistant, she’s actually involved in the industry.”
Rolle started as a baggage handler and worked her way up to VP of operations and General Counsel of the Bahamas-based Western Air, one of the most successful Black-owned airlines in the world.
After receiving her master’s in Communications and a law degree, Rolle went to work for the family business (her parents founded the airline in 2001). She helped launch the airline’s private passenger terminal and is also working on getting her pilot’s license. She also runs the day-to-day operations of Western Air and is currently growing the company by adding more routes and planes. Rolle wants to take the company to new heights and her advice to women is to stay confident and to reach for the stars:
"We as women were groomed from schooling and professionally to always second guess our decisions and feel as if we are “under-qualified” … We must stay CONFIDENT in what we know and the work we produce.”