Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory welcomed Woodson Fountain, the first Black pilot hired by Northwest Airlines, to the UW-Madison campus last week in conjunction with its new initiative, The Shattered Glass Series.
The Shattered Glass Series recognizes individuals who have charted new career opportunities for women & people of color and provides a platform for them to share their wisdom with others.
Fountain shared his story and insights with UW-Madison during a fireside chat at the University Club on April 26, 2018. The following morning he shared his story with members of the Madison community at the Red Tails Community Event sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Madison.
At the fireside chat, Professor Jerlando F.L. Jackson asked Fountain questions about his motivation for pursuing a career in aviation, what is was like to be trained by a Tuskegee Airman and his view of diversity efforts within the aviation industry.
Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VefYxwC7OA