Anahita Mahmoudi

Anahita is a digital consultant and activist with the energy and drive for helping individuals and organisations become more educated, ethical, and aware of their potential for change in the workplace and in life.

Born and raised in Iran, Anahita called England home in 2009.

In 2012 she started her career as an application consultant in Sogeti UK – Part of Capgemini, with a drive for design and innovation in the technology sector.  Here Anahita showed exceptional performance in delivering Sogeti’s client engagements, as well as proving to be a strong asset to their internal company operations.  Her approach to technology, customers and services were perceived as a compelling combination, which lead to her being the fastest promoted graduate to the role of Managing Consultant in the company.

She is now a digital consultant in Capgemini UK, where she used her innovation skills to create important changes in the workplace. In this new role Anahita mediates between client teams and people who have conflicting information and opinions, gaining successful and positive outcomes for both.  Here at Capgemini she also created a training roadmap for junior talents within the Digital Customer Experience, providing a viable route for advancement, especially for women. She also promotes cultural transformation using modern training and coaching methods.

Anahita discovered leadership at an early stage in her career when she was involved in a youth leadership programme at St.Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace which later on inspired her to start her coaching career as a young professional. In 2014 she was elected the rising young talent of Sogeti Group UK and led a youth leadership initiative entitled “Meet the Future’ calling for young employees from all backgrounds and roles to get involved in the Sogeti’s Group mission to initiate a new kind of leadership. In 2016 she was involved in The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, helping exceptional young people transform their lives.  (Her ethos and approach always considering the potential and energy of the younger generations.) And by 2017 she had published and presented a revolutionary youth leadership theory in the International Leadership Association’s 19th Annual Global Conference in Brussels, Belgium.

Anahita supports Capgemini’s recent partnership with Code Your Future, a not-for-profit developer course to create a Digital Academy, providing digital skills training and employment opportunities for refugees and others from disadvantaged backgrounds.  This comes after her success on a project called Change the Future which she co-founded, a volunteer campaign to enable technology to educate displaced children in refugee camps. As an associate fellow of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, Anahita is working on a project that aims to bring together peace ethos and social change.

Anahita has a BSc (First Class Hons) in computer science, MSc in advanced methods in computer science and a coaching certificate from the University of Cambridge.