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Celebrating Women Power at Trans Maldivian Airways

Women at Trans Maldivian Airways
For International Women’s Day, we want to put the spotlight on the inspiring women among the diverse team at Trans Maldivian Airways.

For International Women’s Day, we want to put the spotlight on the inspiring women among the diverse team at Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA).

In addition to being the world’s largest seaplane operator, TMA takes pride in providing equal opportunities for women. At TMA, women play a key role in ensuring that the airline continues to deliver superior service while strengthening its footprint in Maldives.

These women are responsible for making the journey of every traveller fulfilling and oversee many aspects behind the operations at the world’s largest seaplane operator.

Here we briefly introduce you to five women who work in different departments (from Ground Operations to HR to Business Development) at Trans Maldivian Airways:

Brittany Stembridge, Flight Operations

From a young age, Brittany was fascinated by anything with an engine. Alongside her 3 siblings, she had a motorbike growing up and went on different adventures. Britanny said that people will judge you but when you want something you should always go for it. She emphasized nothing should stop the drive of any women with a passion. Fascinated by water and adventurous activities, it was a dream come true for Brittany to be a seaplane pilot. “My two sisters and mother are the people who support me the most and drive me to continue my dream. Patty Wagstaff is pretty cool too!” Brittany Stembridge said.

Wathsala Jinadari, Human Resources

When Wathsala was doing her degree, she got an internship at a bank. This was the place that piqued her interest in the HR field. TMA was Wathsala’s first hands-on experience. Likewise, she noted that working at TMA gave her more experience and knowing things first-hand. Wathsala Jinadari believes women should not limit themselves to specific types of jobs. ‘The sky is the limit as long as you try’ she said. Speaking about her inspirations, Wathsala looks up to her mother and aspires to become a person like her.

Fathimath Leena, Engineering

Women Trans Maldivian Airways

Leena made her decision to work in engineering when she was doing her A’ levels. She always aspired to be at a job in which she is as active as possible. After many hurdles and challenges, Leena started working at TMA in 2018. According to Leena, it takes time to settle into any job. But, once you get used to it, you realize how fulfilling and fun it can be.

Leena takes inspiration from her mother and sister. She said her mother has been a role model as she proved no job is too ‘manly’ to do. “I never thought to myself that I can’t do something because I was a girl,” Leena said. For youngsters, Leena says to go for it. She highlighted for any challenge, people will try to stop and tell you reasons you should not do it. But, Leena said that should not stop you (any women) as it did not stop her from pursuing a career in engineering when many judged the field is only for men.

Almasa Ali, Ground Operations

Women Trans Maldivian Airways

Almasa took up customer service because she loved helping people. She said the biggest characteristic one must-have for any job is being confident in themselves and to take initiative. Almasa emphasized working at Trans Maldivian Airways has been fulfilling, thanks to equal opportunities.

Aishath Alaa Abdul Hannan, Business Development

Women Trans Maldivian Airways

Starting from Reservations, Alaa explored aviation in both technical and non-technical areas of operation. She started her journey in aviation more than 8 years ago as a Reservation Assistant. “I think when people think about aviation, they mostly think about the technical jobs. I would like people to know that there are more areas which does not require technical skills but could be equally amazing for aviation-lovers”.

Alaa also said that her all-time advice is to have ‘perseverance’. She further noted that her mother will always be her biggest inspiration in both career and in life as she is an extension of her mother. She also takes inspiration from everyone around her and nothing makes Alaa happier than seeing girls hustling to achieve their goals.

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THE OZEN COLLECTION Promotes Rushdhaan Ahmed as the Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications

THE OZEN COLLECTION announce the promotion of Rushdhaan Ahmed as the Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications.

Rushdaan’s Career with THE OZEN COLLECTION

Rushdhaan started his journey in marketing in 2019 as a Graphic Designer and marketing coordinator. Since then, Rushdhaan swiftly climbed the ranks, demonstrating exceptional talent and dedication.

Throughout his career, Rushdhaan has demonstrated an unwavering passion for creativity and strategic thinking. These are qualities that have continuously yielded remarkable results for the company. Rushdan led the team that launched THE OZEN COLLECTION brand in 2020. During this time Rushdhaan played a pivotal role in building the brand’s identity. He ensured brand consistency at the resorts and contributed to a successful launch in the Maldives. Notably, he spearheaded several brand photo and video shoots, crafting captivating visual content that epitomised the essence of luxury at two iconic resorts under the brand – OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI and OZEN LIFE MAADHOO.

Taking on a New Role as Assistant Director of Marketing & Comms!

In his new capacity as Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications, Rushdhaan Ahmed will continue to play a pivotal role in shaping the brand narrative, enhancing its global presence, and driving innovative marketing strategies. His priorities include elevating THE OZEN COLLECTION’s brand identity, constantly modernising, and improving visual aesthetics. On the communications front, he aims to capture a sufficient share of voice globally and in key regions, including the UK, Russia, GCC, DACH, and India. He plans to utilise innovative storytelling to capture the interest of discerning travellers to visit the resorts.

Rushdhaan has been a part of THE OZEN COLLECTION since the beginning of the brand journey. This deep knowledge of brand ethos, along with creative vision and strategic acumen, make him the ideal candidate to lead marketing and communications. We are confident that he will contribute to the team significantly, as we continu to redefine global luxury hospitality experiences, and take the brand to new destinations like India and beyond says Stéphane Laguette – Chief Commercial Officer at Atmosphere Core.

Rushdhaan Ahmed’s appointment underscores THE OZEN COLLECTION’s dedication to excellence and empowering local talent in the ever-evolving luxury hospitality landscape of the Maldives.

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