Growing as a leader
Building on her foundation as a leader for Netcompany’s internal women’s network, Johanne’s natural leadership qualities became even more evident as she gained multiple key roles in various projects. Reflecting on her progression from consultant to managing architect, she believes that her determination to learn new things was key to her growth journey.
»I’ve always had a desire to learn, and I’ve often taken on new tasks rather than waiting to be asked. Gradually, this has led me to roles with more responsibility in different projects. Even if I didn’t start with a leadership role, I’ve worked my way into them. Therefore, I’ve found myself shouldering some kind of leadership in every project since my very first one «, Johanne says.
Combining work life with motherhood
During the last three years, Johanne has become the mother of two young children. While juggling deadlines and diaper changes has undoubtedly added a layer of busyness to her daily life, she appreciates how both roles enrich her life in their own way.
»Through the journey of receiving more responsibility at work while also becoming a parent, I’ve learned to prioritise the important things. For instance, with my everyday life requiring me to be more efficient, I’ve started biking with my children on my electric bike to kindergarten before work to combine both family time and physical activity. However, I must admit that it sometimes feels like cheating when I effortlessly pass others on regular bicycles«, Johanne laughs.