Meet Jennifer Henderson, 737 chief pilot at Boeing

Enthralled with aviation by middle school, Henderson is eager for more women to pursue aerospace careers.

March 05, 2021 in Our People

Jennifer Henderson in the flight deck of a 737-8.

Boeing photo

Jennifer Henderson knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a pilot. “My mom took me flying when I was two weeks old,” she explained. “And when I was in middle school I decided that my career path would be aerospace engineering and then later to become a military pilot. And that’s exactly what I did.”

Today, Henderson is the chief pilot for the 737 at Boeing and hopes that her career inspires more women to join a profession she has found so rewarding.

“Women have made very significant contributions across the aviation industry and across the world and I think it’s very appropriate to stop and recognize that,” she said. “Each individual brings a unique perspective. It’s just really important. It makes a team even more powerful when they have a diverse workgroup.”

By Josh Green