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Anita Rajan Worden on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.

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CEO and cofounder of Solectria Renewables (No. 61 on our list), a manufacturer of solar power inverters in Lawrence since 2005

 How would you describe your leadership style?

I try to lead by democracy, encouraging my team to have input on decisions and guiding them to sound and practical solutions. 

 Who is your most important mentor?

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My most important mentor was my father, R.V. Rajan — he was brilliant and demanding and set high expectations. Every day I think about what he would do in my shoes and challenge myself to be better at what I do.

View the 2014 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list.