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REAL ROLE MODEL


Lina Kehlenbeck
Senior Product Owner
Sainsbury's
WHAT DO YOU DO?

As the Senior Product Owner I lead a team of Product Owners who act as the link between the business functions and the Technology division. Each one of them 'owns' one or more technology products (that would be hardware, in house developed software or third party solutions). This includes the whole lifecycle from selection through to implementation.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Relationship building
  • Understanding of agile delivery methodologies
  • Problem solving
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Many in house developed apps. Seeing something through from idea to our colleagues hands is incredibly rewarding and exciting.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I've studied Fashion Business for both my Bachelors and MBA, then worked in a Management Consultancy for a while and got into Technology eventually.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

It just kind of happened, and now I wouldn't want it to be any other way!

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

Technology is the future and incredibly fast paced. Especially as a woman in technology, you will have all the opportunities if you are passionate and dedicated.


I AM...
HONEST
LOYAL
HARDWORKING