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19. The Value of of Leaders being their Whole Selves, Vineta Bajaj Group Finance Director Ocado PLC

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In this episode, Alexandra is speaking with Group Finance Director Vineta Bajaj about her journey in the fast-growing online grocer Ocado. 
Starting her career with KPMG qualifying as a chartered accountant, Vineta threw herself into the challenge of the grocer come tech company and tells us about her experience NOT as a female leader, despite breaking a few ceilings on her way, about the importance of being herself and instilling that freedom in her team, and the vital lessons she was taught when making the choice of who she wanted to be as a leader.  
In the interview we cover: 
  • Vineta's personal leadership journey from being a team of one, to growing to a team of 150 
  • How she waded powerfully through huge transformations and changes in the business
  • What choices she had to make to be the promotable leader 
  • What important choices were made about her personal brand as a leader
  • Why being good at what she does is more important than being a "Female Leader" 
  • Why she would go mad if she, and the people she works with couldn't be herself 


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A committed optimist, pragmatist and champion of emotional intelligence, Alexandra Bond Burnett is an accredited and certified coach working to increase the personal impact and effectiveness of high achievers in data-driven roles.

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