Leading Women in Tech Podcast

Leading Women in Tech Podcast

A podcast discussing how to create the next generation of women leaders in the tech industry, helping you succeed on your terms and being the leader you want to be. On this podcast, we explore the techniques, tips and strategies you can use to become a standout leader. To give you the time and credibility to focus on what you love doing instead of justifying yourself every moment along the way. I’ll be sharing with you my best insights designed to make success not just simple, but inevitable. Whether you are on your way to the CSuite, an emerging leader or a budding Entrepreneur, this is the podcast you need to become a Lit-Up Leader and turn your tech passion into the career you love. For free online resources for your tech leadership journey go to: https://tonicollis.com/


November 29, 2022 37 min

Whether we’re talking about social, environmental, or fiduciary responsibilities, there’s a great discussion to be had around the impact of each - and how to lead our teams to prioritize and balance all three! 

It’s time to talk about that triple bottom line. 

In today’s episode, I invite mission-driven strategist & VP of Business Development and Healthcare, Urvashi Bhatnagar, to talk about leadership innovation in the healthca...

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Does it feel like you’re constantly defending yourself at work? This can turn into a downward spiral of defensiveness that can be very draining (for you and your team) and unhelpful for your career progress. 

But did you know there are some tested tools and techniques to help you with this? (It’s true, my love - I’ve helped clients with this very thing!) 

Let’s talk about what to do if you’re feeling defensive at work. 

In today’s ...

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The ability to reframe is a powerful tool. Did you know you can actually use it to become a better leader?

Let’s talk about the power of reframing and how you can shift your perspective to have a bigger, more positive impact on your team & career! 

In today’s episode, I invite leadership coach, author, and keynote speaker, Lia Garvin (aka The Queen of Reframing), to share the practical ways you can use the art of reframing in y...

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Part of your role as a leader is to care about your team’s performance, right? What if I told you there’s a proven way to build a happier and more optimistic team, and by extension, better performance?

Let’s talk about how positive psychology can make your team sparkle, and make YOU a better leader!

In today’s episode, I’m diving into positive psychology - what it is, its role in the workplace, and my TOP 7 TIPS for using it to bui...

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Did you know that you can contribute to improving culture in the tech industry?

You absolutely can, my love! Let’s talk about the practical things you can do daily to create an extraordinary culture that lifts everyone up.

This week, I invite Jen Paxton, VP of People at Smile, HR/recruitment leader, and co-founder of Jamyr, to talk about people operations and how to create better cultures. Whether you’re a leader or head of people ...

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Negotiation. (I know, even reading the word can bring some discomfort).

But no matter how you feel about it, great negotiation skills are a KEY to making sure you get what you need at work (and in life)!

So, whether negotiation stirs some major anxiety, or you’re simply looking to uplevel your skills - this one’s for you. 

In today’s episode, I’m sharing my favorite tips & tools to help you get more comfortable with negotiation...

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Whether you’re in engineering, working alongside engineering teams, or you’re just looking to uplevel your career in tech - I have a treat for you this week, my love! 

Today, I invite three extraordinary and powerful leaders in the tech industry to talk about their unique experiences building great engineering teams. Join us as Jossie, Kathryn & Sushma share their approaches to getting ahead as engineering leaders, and how to b...

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Ever felt frustrated by an executive decision that you didn’t understand? (I’ve been there, my love!)

Executive decision-making can be difficult to navigate. Whether you’re the executive who is making the decisions, an aspiring executive, or you’re simply working with them - there are ways to improve this process so it works for the entire team (and gets you further in your career)!

In today’s episode, I’m digging into how to bette...

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Struggling to find success AND joy in your career? It might be time to develop a new relationship with work & success. 

(Because the truth is, my love, success is NOT a destination - it’s a feeling!)


Let’s talk about the “Success Wound” and the role it might be playing in your leadership and career. 

In today’s episode, I invite career coach for conscious female leaders, Brooke Taylor, to dive into this powerful idea of the “...

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We’re back for the third and final part of our special 3-part series on being the only woman in the room!


Did you know you can actually enjoy being the only woman in the room? (I know this can be triggering because this is NOT the ideal scenario, but there are some silver linings!)

In today’s episode, Micha and I dive into the opportunities that come with being the only woman in the room and how you can shift your thinking around...

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We’re back for part 2 of our special 3-part series on being the only woman in the room!


Because, yes - being the only woman in the room can be tough. 


BUT it can also get better!


This week, Micha and I invite a panel of four extraordinary women in tech to join us for an executive leadership discussion. We dive deeper into this important issue and discuss the benefits and opportunities of “being the only woman”, some of our BE...

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Truth is, it’s tough being the only woman in the room. 

We have to overcome some unique challenges to elevate our careers - 


Being seen and not heard

Doing more than our male peers

Sexism & microaggressions

Lack of role models


But don’t worry too much, my love. Because my guest, Micha Goebig, and I are here to help with our 3-part series on being the only woman in the room! 

Today for part 1, we are diving into the problem ...

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Curious about Agile or the role of a transitioning CTO? 

Let’s talk about the role Agile can play in improving your team’s performance!


In today’s episode, I am joined by another fabulous woman in tech, Donell Peters, who clearly displays that our careers are never set in stone. She shares her experiences as a fractional CTO, using Agile to successfully improve teams (and the biggest challenges to this process), and her favorite ...

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August 30, 2022 26 min

FOOMO - no, it’s not a typo and yes, it’s a thing! 

Let’s talk about if FOOMO is holding you back in your life and career.


In today’s episode, I’m diving into FOOMO - the ways it can be a damaging, yet prevalent issue to your thinking as a leader, and how to release yourself from it so you can stop holding yourself back from true progress in your career. 

Ready to stop FOOMO in its tracks and get the attention you deserve in your...

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There is more than one path to senior leadership in the tech industry and (just a quick reminder, my love) you don’t have to be perfect to get there.

Let’s talk about the non-traditional route to executive leadership - and doing it all while overcoming perfectionism!


In today’s episode, I invite the VP of Strategy at Axio, Jennifer Moll, to discuss her non-traditional journey to her current role in tech and how she has developed ...

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Here’s the thing about recognition, my love.

If you’re not openly sharing about the amazing work you’re doing or the impact you’re making, it’s likely that you won’t be recognized for it by others. This means that even if you’re doing amazing work (which you are!), it may go unnoticed because you aren’t celebrating yourself.


So, how do you get out of the cycle of downplaying yourself and not speaking up?

In today’s episode, I’m d...

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Does a toxic work environment have you questioning your career? Have a racist or sexist boss? Do you want to do something about it, but not sure where to start? 

I wish there weren’t a need to tackle this, my love! But it’s so important as women in tech that we know how to protect ourselves.


Let’s talk about access to legal services in your career and what you need to know about your workplace rights.

In today’s episode, I invite...

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If you’re working on your executive presence right now, are wanting to build consistency in your habits, processes, and ultimately your success, this is for you! 

In today’s episode, I share with you the truth behind becoming consistent and having the ability to stand out and be noticed for being good at something. By cultivating self-responsibility and consistency, I break down how to use your brainpower to achieve success and wha...

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If you’re curious about web3, cryptocurrency, blockchains, or NFTs - this one’s for you, my love! 


In today’s episode, I invite Danver Chandler, Head of Community at Synesis One, to share her passion for breaking barriers and enabling the direct participation and creation of benevolent AI for humanity. We break down the lingo, dive into the reputation & possible regulation of crypto, and some powerful ways you can enter this ...

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July 19, 2022 24 min

Want to achieve more in your year than you’ve ever thought possible?

Let’s talk about the 12-week year, and how this type of attitude towards achievement can help you do it - without all the stress and hustle!

In today’s episode, I’m sharing my approach to the 12-week year, how I execute it in my own business and the tools to help you do the same so you can increase productivity and move your career forward toward your big & sm...

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