Meet The 29-Year-Old Black Woman Who Runs An Airline In The Bahamas
Sherrexcia ‘Rexy’ Rolle is the 29-year-old Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Western Air, a Bahamas-based black-owned aviation business.
The company was founded by her parents – Rex and Shandrice Rolle, but Rexy has been holding the fort for the business which started in 2001. The company has since expanded thanks to Rexy. With a net worth of over $90 million, West Air is one of the largest privately-owned airline company in the Bahamas.
Her parents started the airline after realizing that some people in certain islands were finding it difficult to travel around as they would want to.
According to Rexy “Even though we have a very efficient government airline in the Bahamas, there were certain islands that were not being targeted for our consumers to have a convenient way to travel. This is where our airline comes in and once we recognized those gaps in the market, we were able to convince our investors why our airline is needed,”
Touching on some of the challenges the company faced when it started operating, Rexy said their major issue was time management and delays. What the company did was to find out why these issues were happening and come up with an amicable solution.
“Once my team and I began fine-tuning arrival and departure times, our performance began to improve. Our ticket sales increased also,” she explained.
Currently, there are various black women holding senior-level positions in so many companies but the worrying issue of sexual harassment and discrimination still persist. Nevertheless, Rexy has been making strides in her field.