Maxine Paintain is the Lead Product Manager in the Department for Work & Pensions Innovation Lab. She has been around Government for over 20 years. She is a talent champion, a social super and loves the power of networks and communities. Not only this, but Maxine is a full time working mum of two amazing children and therefore an advocate of brokering and promoting balance, openness and flexibility in all working environments and cultures. Supporting, encouraging and enabling other women is one of the things that she loves to do. Helping to identify and provide a platform for super talents, enabling people to find their purpose and flourish by being you, are really important aspects of leadership to her. She believes leadership radiates in all directions, when the new ideas and fresh perspectives are a part of daily conversations, this is a great place to be. Maxine is optimistic and brings lots of energy to the roles she's undertaken. She really wants to make a difference and continually improve things for citizens. Being in the Product profession allows me to truly represent the user, to make connections between the real world, policy and intellect. Solving complex problems, enabling transformation and delivering great services are all measures of success in her career.