WFP’s first female Chief Air Transport Officer

An interview with Sandra Legg, Chief Air Transport Officer of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Chad and the first — and only — woman to head an Aviation Field Operation for the World Food Programme (WFP).

Fabiana Lubetkin
Dec 21, 2018 · 5 min read
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Managing an UNHAS operation requires coordinating the needs and interests of a variety of stakeholders. Photo: WFP/ Photolibrary

How does it feel to be the first female Chief Air Transport Officer?

What is a typical working day like for you?

What does your role involve?

As a woman, what challenges do you face in your role?

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UN Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina Mohammed in Chad. Photo: WFP/Photo library

Is the way you do the job any different from how a man would?

Why do you think there are still few women working in the aviation industry?

What can be done to change the perception that aviation is a male-dominated industry?

What is your advice to women wanting to become Chief Air Transport Officer?

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The UNHAS team in Chad enables staff from 90 humanitarian organization to travel where their work is needed. Photo: WFP Photo library

What are the most valuable lessons you have learned through your experience? And what makes you think you succeeded in your job?

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