Anny Divya: Breaking Barriers and Soaring to Success
At just 30 years old, Anny Divya made history by becoming the youngest female captain of a Boeing 777 passenger plane in the world. Her inspiring journey serves as a reminder that with determination and resilience, even the most daunting obstacles can be overcome.
A Triumph Over Gender Inequality
In a society where women were considered inferior, Anny was born into a Hindu family in Pathankot, Punjab. From a young age, she faced societal pressures and a prevailing belief in male supremacy. However, her parents stood by her side, encouraging her to follow her dreams and never conform to societal expectations.
Despite opposition from relatives and societal norms, Anny’s determination was unyielding. She enrolled in Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), an aviation school, at the age of 17. Graduating at just 19, she embarked on her career as a pilot with Air India.
Soaring to New Heights
Anny’s dedication to her craft led her to train on a Boeing 737 in Spain at the age of 21. Her passion and talent propelled her to further training in the United Kingdom. Eventually, she started flying the Boeing 777, the longest twin-engine jet aircraft in the world, becoming the youngest female captain of this prestigious aircraft.
With her responsibilities extending beyond just flying, Anny also excelled academically. She achieved remarkable results throughout her education, consistently displaying brilliance in her studies. In addition to her aviation studies, she also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation and a Bachelor of Laws, proving that she is not only an exceptional pilot but also a highly skilled professional.
Inspiring Others and Shattering Stereotypes
Anny’s accomplishments have not only transformed her life but also impacted her family. Through her success as a pilot, she has been able to provide educational opportunities for her siblings, sending her younger brother to study in Australia and her older sister to study in the United States. She has also been able to support her parents by purchasing a new home for them and investing in real estate.
As a trailblazer in her industry, Anny recognizes the changing narrative of aviation. While male dominance has historically prevailed in flying schools, she sees a shift towards greater gender diversity in the industry. In India, however, gender bias still persists more than in other countries.
Undeterred by the prejudices she has faced, Anny remains steadfast in her pursuit of excellence. She emphasizes that achievements should be driven by personal strengths and passions, not confined by societal expectations. She urges young women to follow their dreams and embrace the failures and successes that come along the way.
An Inspiration and a Visionary
Beyond her remarkable aviation career, Anny has joined the ranks of influential leaders worldwide as part of the LinkedIn Influencer program. Through this platform, she shares her story with millions, shedding light on her struggles with societal conventions, language barriers, and familial pressures. Her journey serves as a beacon of hope and empowerment for individuals striving to break free from traditional constraints and pursue their passions.
Anny Divya’s remarkable achievements have shattered the glass ceiling and opened doors for women in the field of aviation. Her story serves as a powerful reminder that it is through determination, resilience, and an unwavering belief in oneself that true success is achieved.
‘Anny Divya’, the youngest female captain of a Boeing 777 passenger plane in the world
“Women carry half the weight of the sky,” said Chairman Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China. Stories like this are told so that those who feel lacking, depressed and hopeless can have the same inner strength as ‘Anny Divya’, a young woman who managed to overcome various obstacles. Until you are successful and achieve your goals in life especially When she was born ‘Indian Woman’ also in the Hindu society Women have been considered inferior to men in almost every aspect since the past. Hindu social practices characterized as ‘male supremacy’ or ‘Patriarchy’ make women’s status disadvantageous to men in almost every aspect. This can be seen from the problem of legal inequality in India, for example, a wife cannot sue her husband. In a case where a man has a relationship outside of marriage Women do not have sufficient opportunities to enter the good education system, etc.
Captain ‘Anny Divya’ was born in Pathankot, Punjab, India in 1987 to a Telugu speaking family. (Language spoken by the Telugu people in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India.) Her father was a soldier in the Indian Army. Her family used to live near a military base in Pathankot. the Indian state of Punjab After her father retired Their family also moved and settled in Vijayawada. Andhra Pradesh where she attended school in the city, her relatives apart from her immediate family They all disagreed with the idea of her becoming a pilot, however, she did not let that discourage her in any way. But her parents always encouraged her to follow her dreams. and never asked her to follow a career her parents chose Thanks to her parents and teachers. For everything that made her who she is today.
After completing high school at the age of 17, he enrolled at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), an aviation school in Uttar Pradesh. He graduated at the age of 19 and began his career as a pilot with Air India. He traveled to Spain to train on a Boeing 737 when he was 21 years old. She was sent to the UK for further training. He started flying on a Boeing 777, which is the aircraft with the longest range. and is the world’s longest twin-engine jet aircraft. She is now the 36-year-old female captain of India’s and the world’s youngest Boeing 777 aircraft. (He became a captain in his 30s.) He also flew to New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. Regularly too
during the study period She is a very bright and ambitious student. She studied at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Vijayawada. In Grade 11, she scored 100 in all subjects except English with 92 and Sanskrit with 98. She also performed extremely well in her Degree exams. 12 and while working with Air India, completed a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation She also has a Bachelor of Laws from Rizvi College of Law at the University of Mumbai and is also a lawyer
Captain Anny’s career as a pilot changed her family’s financial situation. She managed to send her younger brother to study in Australia. and he managed to send his older sister to study in the United States. Can buy a new house for her parents in Vijayawada. and invest in real estate in Hyderabad city as well
Captain Anny said, “Whenever I look up at the sky, I was wondering about flying above the clouds. When I told my mother about my dream of flying, she told me that I didn’t have wings that would allow me to fly. and to fly I had to get my wings as a pilot.” He continues, “In those days, being a pilot was secondary to dreaming the impossible. Everyone around me was choosing medicine, engineering, civil service, etc. as their careers.” However, she clung to her dreams.
Captain Anny said, “Coming from a small town and being surrounded by people who speak English so well, I was very excited. and helping to refine the use of English even more is one of the first challenges and I repeat that I don’t have an aviation background like my friends.” Although flying schools may be dominated by men, Captain Anny feels that the narrative of aviation is changing. He said that the aviation industry is evolving. As a result, more women are joining the workforce and Captain Anny emphasizes that gender bias is more common in India than in other countries.
Captain Anny remembered one incident. “I flew on a plane where my co-pilot was a foreigner. That said Women should be in the kitchen and not flying planes, I’m saying we should choose jobs based on what they do best. And I don’t mind being in the kitchen. But if I could fly better I should have flown And if you’re good at cooking You should try it in the kitchen. And you might be better off there.” Captain Anny said she started her journey as a pilot. Focusing on learning slowly, one step at a time, she got to where she is today.
“I always say, even though I don’t know, But it’s okay not to learn,” he also said. Every challenge is a milestone for her and Captain Anny sees prejudice against women as a stepping stone for women to excel in life and career. She encourages young women to have faith. and accept failure and success with gratitude. will be a success Offering advice to women of her generation, Captain Anny said, “All women, but especially young women, I want each of you to make your dreams come true. There is nothing that society teaches is right or wrong. But listen to your heart and do what’s right.”
Captain Anny also joins the ranks of Indian leaders at the international level. As part of the LinkedIn Influencer program, there are more than 500 people including Narendra Modi, Bill Gates, Priyanka Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Sachin Tendulkar and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, etc. and currently as a LinkedIn Influencer she shares Her story, shared with millions of LinkedIn members worldwide, is about her struggle with social conventions. language barrier and pressure from the family To succeed in a career that used to be dominated by men only
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