Kash Chanderjith is a Manager of Operational Excellence in Qantas’ facilities management team, responsible for keeping our hangars, offices, workshops and lounges in top shape. Starting as a Chartered Accountant in Johannesburg, Kash’s career has stretched from finance to operations, and taken her from the depths of mines to the tarmac.
She was named South African Woman of the Year in 2012 and is an advocate for diversity in the workplace on multiple fronts, “I’m profoundly deaf and throughout my career I’ve worked in traditionally male-dominated environments. It’s challenging trying to break the mould, but I’ve really embraced my differences as an opportunity to change people’s expectations of what someone in a certain role should be like. Each time I’ve succeeded at work, I’ve been proud to know I’m redefining what people think I’m capable of.
“An important lesson I’ve learned is that when women band together to support each other at work, we all get further.” #WomenofQantas #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019