Metros Magazine Empowerment week has been such a phenomenonal one as emails keep rolling in of nominations of Mzansi trendsetters who are making an impact in their different spaces.

As we celebrate youth month, the country celebrates the born free and the youths who have made a noticeable impact in their different sphere, evolving leaders and pioneers from all metropolis in the country.

On the first ever #EmpowermentWeek we meet the gorgeous, ever happy and great achiever, who loves baking and still get the wings off fine.

Meet Amanda Nyamkunka Kandawire

AGE – 25 YEARS OLD

INDUSTRY : AVIATION

PROFESSION : CRJ FIRST OFFICER (PILOT)

HOBBY : BAKING, PHOTOGRAPHY

RECOGNITION : MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN AVIATION

METRO : GAUTENG

Happiness is a conscious choice we all need to make everyday – Amanda Kandawire

In the interview slot with Amanda, it was easy to understand why many people from her metropolis believe she is a rising star, her attitude to life, simplicity and a very detailed overview of life and profession makes it really obvious.

Amanda is a 25 year old female pilot that is exceptional in her field, a very influential member of her metropolis and an extra ordinare. She was also recognised by CO Magazine as * MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN AVIATION* for her involvement with South African Women in Aviation as a Volunteer.

One common factor that made Amanda stand out, is her passion for her profession * we can easily say she makes flying fun and easy*. It’s a common topic amongst most young professional who struggle to enjoy their profession and stay motivated at work, but Amanda is a different story, she loves her job and not only that, her profession has motivated several young females to look into the aviation industry.

Just like Asnath Mahape who was SAA’s first black female pilot trainee in South Africa’s aviation history, been a female has been less associated with some profession, and such is also common in the Aviation Industry.  Amanda is no different, but with the growing number of female pilot, it has become easy to accept that females are as equally capable to fly a plane as a male.

Her love for her profession was ignited after her first trip to the eastern cape in an airplane when she was young and ever since then she has never stopped loving to fly.

Amanda is surely an iconic metropolitan and with all her love for her job, she still finds time to bake at Sugar and Wings with proceeds donated to poor uneducated children in poor metropolis.

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