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Southwest Airlines Continues Its Proud Tradition Of Celebrating Women’s History Month

DALLAS, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Southwest Airlines(NYSE: LUV) is proud to celebrate its continued commitment to women at Southwest and in the communities it serves by hosting an array of activities throughout the year. At Southwest, women make up more than 40 percent of the Company. Additionally, nearly 35 percent of the Company’s total leadership roles are held by women. Southwest champions diversity and inclusion and the causes that matter most to its Customers and Employees.

“At Southwest Airlines, we believe in an inclusive work environment that values differences and celebrates the unique perspectives and talents of our People,” said Ellen Torbert, Southwest Airlines’ Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. “We also extend those values to the communities we serve through community partnerships throughout the nation, including more than 30 relationships with organizations that invest in women’s leadership development, empowerment, and recognition. Through those meaningful relationships, we are able to strengthen the communities in which our Customers and Employees work and live.”

Annually l Leadership Women, DallasSouthwest Airlines, a founding sponsor and participant, has proudly supported Leadership Texas and Leadership Pipeline as Official Airline for more than 30 years.

March 20 Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, Induction Ceremony, DenverSouthwest Airlines is proud to support the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring the women who have shaped the state of Colorado and the nation’s history with courage and leadership.

April Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Latina Action Day, SacramentoSouthwest Airlines is proud to be the Official Airline of Latina Action Day, which facilitates dialogue between corporate and community Latina leaders and elected officials on public policies affecting Latinas in California.

April 3 Dress for Success, Something to Share Gala, New YorkSouthwest Airlines is proud to support the Something to Share Gala where 800 to 1,000 of Dress for Success’ friends and supporters gather to share in the transformation of Dress for Success clients from disadvantaged women to empowered professionals, excelling in both their careers and personal lives.

April 4 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Continuing Education, Women Leaders Conference, MilwaukeeSouthwest Airlines is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Women Leaders Conference, which celebrates women who have pioneered their fields and uncovers their proven methods for success. Attendees will learn from accomplished women, discover what inspires them, and harness the energy to empower themselv mulberry sale es.

April 4 5 Women’s Foundation of California, Los AngelesSouthwest Airlines is proud to be the Official Airline of the Women’s Foundation of California’s 2014 Conference, Giving Circle Network. The conference will provide a place where Giving Circle leaders and other women philanthropists can find opportunities for networking, mentoring, and inspiration.

May 14 CABLE, Power of Inclusion Luncheon, NashvilleAs a Gold Sponsor of the event, Southwest proudly joins CABLE as they recognize Nashville individuals, businesses, and non profit organizations that championed all types of diversity and developed innovative methods to enhance diversity and inclusion. Nominees are evaluated and selected by CABLE’s panel of experts on Diversity Best Practice.

June November POWER: Opening Doors for Women, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, and AtlantaSouthwest is the Official Airline of POWER: Opening Doors for Women, which promotes and develops women leaders by providing a unique educational opportunity for women at all levels within their careers to interact and exchange ideas with thought leaders, industry experts, and their peers. The airline will support four events held in cities throughout the country in 2014.

June 14 100 Black Men, Empowerment Breakfast for African American Professional Women, OrlandoSouthwest Airlines sponsors the Orlando chapter of 100 Black Men as they proudly salute powerful female community leaders in Orlando.

Sept. 17 Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, ChicagoAs a long time supporter of the WBDC, Southwest Airlines is proud to sponsor the Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, the oldest conference and business opportunities fair for women in business in the United States.

Oct. 25 MANA de San Diego, Latina Success Conference, San Di mulberry sale egoAs the Official Airline of MANA de San Diego, Southwest Airlines is proud to Empower Latinas through education, leadership development, community service, and advocacy.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 43rd year of service, Dallas based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 45,000 Employees to more than 100 million Custo mulberry sale mers annually. Southwest is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 96 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and five near international countries via wholly owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet. Department of Transportation as “The Southwest Effect,” a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. With Southwest Airlines, Bags Fly Free (R) (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply), and there are no change fees when you need to change your flight. Southwest’s fleet offers leather seating and the comfort of full size cabins, a majority of which are equipped with satellite based WiFi connectivity, live and video on demand TV currently available for FREE compliments of DISH, and a new, sustainable cabin interior. Southwest acquired mulberry sale AirTran Airways in May 2011 and by the end of 2014 intends to complete the full integration of the AirTran network into Southwest. With 41 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest and AirTran operate nearly 3,600 flights a day.