Nadira Rah­man

CLEO (Malaysia) - - CLEO HOTSHOTS -

27, Pi­lot Why avi­a­tion? Well, it was never my child­hood dream, but I only de­cided to try it af­ter secondary school be­cause I thought it was in­ter­est­ing and dif­fer­ent. I’ ve been fly­ing for five years now, and I work f or AirAsiaX as Se­nior First Of­fi­cer. What do you think is the most sig­nif­i­cant bar­rier to fe­male lead­er­ship? Women are some­times put to a higher level of scru­tiny and many com­pa­nies still aren’t ready to hire women for cer­tain top posts. How did you over­come any gen­der- re­lated road­blocks ( if any ?) I just spoke out firmly and hon­estly, even if it up­set ted peo­ple. When have you been the most sat­is­fied with what you do? When I re­ceived my first salary and be­came fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent. What is em­pow­er­ment to you? Un­der­stand­ing and em­brac­ing my strength and weak­nesses, to be­come a bet­ter and hap­pier per­son. The most re­ward­ing thing about your work? Learn­ing new cul­tures and see­ing t he world!

FLY­ING HIGH Strengthen skin’s mois­ture bar­rier and pro­vide i nstant hy­dra­tion af ter a l ong- haul f l i ght with t he L’Oréal Paris Hy­drafresh Ge­nius WaterBurst­ing Mask , RM47.90. Trucker jacket, Levi’s; dress, Melinda Looi; ear­rings, Nadira’s own

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