Senior Architect loves Capgeminis flexible and inclusive culture

Senior Architect loves Capgemini's flexible and inclusive culture

 July 02, 2019

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Lisa Eckersley is a Senior Architect at Capgemini UK specialising in integration. With many years of delivery experience, at Capgemini Lisa has developed excellent leadership, negotiation and influencing skills as well as her technical capability. All this enables her to be an effective communicator at every level.  Lisa typically works as the integration lead on large accounts alongside maintaining strong links with external technology suppliers and partner organisations.

Lisa grew up on the Wirral and in London. After leaving school at 16, she worked in the music department at Reader’s Digest, then went to university to study computing. She joined Capgemini as a graduate in 1997.

Lisa shares why she loves working at Capgemini. Watch Lisa's video on Instagram here.

Capgemini Lisa Eckersley instagram video

How did you plan your career?

My planning has ebbed and flowed, particularly during maternity leave, but I have always had a rough plan: to progress in the Integration Architecture team, taking on more responsibility for managing others, and finding roles that are interesting.

How has your career journey been with Capgemini?

In Capgemini you manage your own career, and that’s a good thing, as you’re in control of your own destiny.  I’ve found there’s always someone to help and support you, whether formally or informally.  I have mainly tried to progress within each engagement, and to take that experience to finding my next role.

Why have you stayed at Capgemini?

In short, it’s the people. I have worked with a huge cross section of the organisation – across roles, grades, sectors and locations. The attitude, professionalism and inclusive ways of working really make us stand out from other organisations.

The flexibility that Capgemini offers me is also incredibly helpful. Capgemini offers a range of different flexible working opportunities, and I work term-time hours only. This means I’m able to balance time with my family with my career. And it’s certainly not held me back in my career. I was nominated to participate in our Future Leaders Programme, which is a development programme for talent in our business.

What does your typical day at work look like?

Depending on whether I’m dropping off or picking up the children, I arrive at work at either 7:30 or 8:45, and work until 4:30 or later.

What are your interests outside of work?

Capgemini Lisa Eckersley

I love running and have run five marathons. In the past few years I’ve started doing triathlons, and have completed two half ironman events. I have two amazing children that also keep me very busy and I also learn from them every day.

What's your advice for women starting a career at Capgemini?

At a project kick-off meeting years ago I remember hearing the message: “Out of your last three engagements, you’ll have loved one, thought one was all right and ‘got through’ one.” This is good advice, but actually I’ve had fun on every engagement.

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