Chandra always dreamed of being an engineer, so it only made sense that she fell in love with math. After studying numbers in college, she realized her knack for accounting. Once she graduated and began her career, Chandra had the opportunity to consult for BAE Systems, which later led to full-time employment as a finance whiz.
Chandra oversees finances across BAE Systems, collaborating with 20 people daily as a cross-functional numbers guru. Though she can’t define a typical schedule due to a queue of new contracts, 25 percent of Chandra’s duties are recurring—and the other 75 percent are dedicated to consistently improving the company’s financial efficiency.