Desiree Fraser

I learned to lead without boundaries and lead without borders, so never think in terms of your limitations only your possibilities.

Tell us about your role. What does a day in your life at Capgemini look like?

There is never a dull moment. I enjoy working around the globe with great teams in the US, the Netherlands, Belgium, and India and being a trusted and strategic partner for our customers and helping them achieve and accelerate their ambitions. This can be anything from creating a strategic (technology) roadmap based on their business objectives, towards modernizing their retail core systems to enable international expansion and other business models, towards transforming their finance function globally, towards helping to win their clients hearts in the market. Working together with alliance partners and with great account and delivery teams across different regions is par for the course.

What’s the best thing about working at Capgemini?

At Capgemini, you have the possibility to reinvent yourself every time and in that journey learn new things and build life-long new friends and relationships across the globe. Learning from different cultures and perspectives definitely helps sharpen my thinking and views.

 What makes you proud to work at Capgemini?

I am proud of the impact we make on our clients, with great people, and how you really feel that everyone has the client at the heart of what we do. The passion, the excitement, the perseverance, and the work everyone puts in it, that is truly inspirational.

How are you working towards the future you want?

It’s a combination of challenging myself and staying out of my comfort zone with several sponsors and coaches who have helped me along the journey. I have a life-long learning mentality and try to learn as much as possible. Sometimes when you’re stuck, dare to ask for feedback and coaching and remain curious to keep learning about yourself. I also learned to lead without boundaries and lead without borders, so never think in terms of your limitations only your possibilities.

What advice would you give to someone joining Capgemini?

Take the time to network. It helps do build different relationships and look across the “border“. Try to stay connected across the different departments and get connected globally. There are many career opportunities, make sure your voice is heard, nobody can guess what your aspirations/ambitions are, so make it know and start the dialogue.

Desiree Fraser