Kawashi Othow


About Kawashi

Known for her unbiased and objective analysis of every situation, Kawashi brings an inclusivity lense to each project. She approaches her work with a curious, open and empathetic mind, and while she has a creative approach to problem-solving, she loves nothing more than analysing a good dataset to find a compelling story. 

Kawashi’s skillset doesn’t stop at strong financial modelling and forecasting. She also has an instinct for process improvement and strong organisational skills which allow her to plan, prioritise, and achieve her goals. In addition, she is passionate about meaningful diversity and inclusion, particularly African Australian youth mental wellness and community development. 

Advocating for inclusivity and the progress of her community have always been a part of who Kawashi is. She desires to build a better, more inclusive future.  

Outside of work, Kawashi loves snuggling up with a good book and listening to podcasts. The pandemic has proved that she is, in fact, an undiagnosed foodie and novice sommelier. During each lockdown, she has missed trying new food and wine in Melbourne’s culinary scene. 

Experience  |  Highlights

Kawashi's recent work includes:
  • Coordinating a large corporate volunteer program including developing a support plan for the 2020 Australian bushfires recovery efforts. 
  • Implementing operating systems across complex matrixed organisations.
  • Managing digital engagement campaigns for large corporates, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Mentoring African Australian professionals as a part of an award-winning national inclusivity program.
  • Detailed financial planning as part of a broader business case to secure grant funding for start-up social enterprises.  

Education | Accreditation | Boards

  • Bachelor of Commerce