"I was given an opportunity to grow with a big task including a lot of responsibility, but I always had my lead and team behind me for support and guidance if I needed it."
How I put change in motion
I am a consultant at Accenture, and right now I am staffed at a big project at one of the largest clothing retail companies. I work with their online store cloud platform where my team and I design for future improvements and maintain the system architecture.
My most exciting project so far has been as a member in the technical architecture team where I was involved in the launch of new European market ecommerce sites. It was a really great experience where I got to work closely with the client and feel the joy and excitement of the success that we had worked hard on to achieve together. I was responsible for the technical implementation. This was a big opportunity for me to grow with a lot of responsibility, but I always had my lead and team behind me for support and guidance if I needed it.
My day starts with a daily stand-up with my colleagues from Sweden, Austria, and the Philippines. We work with scrum methodology, and I am assigned the role as scrum master. I facilitate the scrum meetings that are required, but I also get to do some technical work in the system environment. The solution is in the cloud, and we work with containerized applications. It feels like I am taking part in cutting-edge technology of today.
What I love about working at Accenture is the diversity as there are so many different cultures, backgrounds, and countries. Accenture really nurtures and encourages diversity and recognizes the strength you get from working with diverse teams. It can be challenging, but the rewards are multiple.
Accenture supports and encourages you in your personal development, so you can educate yourself and grow further in the subjects that you are interested in.
Accenture IF allows me to spend time on my interests in running, swimming, rock-climbing, and cross-country skiing with colleagues. I have been part of the cross-country skiing section where we organized a long weekend trip to Orsa for 100 of our colleagues. We have also organized a trip to Wasaloppet Öppet Spår and Tjejvasan for 50 Accenture participants skiing in our branded clothing. All this has been so much fun and fulfilling.
When I am not working, I spend time with my family, three daughters, and two dogs. We like to go skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer at a nearby lake. When we get the chance, we also enjoy to travel.