The Females in Tech Show with Tamara Johanna

The Females in Tech Show with Tamara Johanna

Join Tamara Johanna, founder of FIIT Collective, whose mission is to inspire, support and empower females to live a balanced and purposeful life through a career in information technology. This podcast is relevant for women in tech, or those considering technology as a career. The show covers career advice and personal stories of successful women in tech, designed to help females with their career in IT. Beyond technology, Tamara also shares how to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of women in tech to optimise their thinking, productivity and effectiveness. Plus, she explores the importance of self-care practices, relationships and balancing work and family for a sustainable career. Find out more at and follow Tamara on Instagram @tamarajohanna


December 29, 2020 13 mins

2020 has been a tough year for many people, leading to increased “hope” for the new year. The reality is COVID-19 will be with us for some time, so I wanted to share 3 lessons from 2020 to help you have greater success in 2021.


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Helen Lea knows what it takes to create an integrated employee experience. A veteran of managing people, she now works to bring diverse teams together in the name of employee experience.

It was such a wonderful experience chatting with Helen. I was absolutely floored by not only her incredible depth of knowledge, but her willingness to share it. I have no doubt you will get a lot out of our chat. I know I did!

In this episode we cove...

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So, how do you introduce yourself? Joanna Bloor has spent the last 5 years helping people answer this question for themselves. A self-styled ‘Fairy Godmother’, Joanna instills others with the confidence to get where they want to go.

After chatting with Joanna for over an hour, I really didn't have anything to say but, WOW! She’s a human dynamo, bursting with energy and inspiration. I absolutely loved having her on the...

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Robyn Foyster embodies what being an entrepreneur is all about. After starting out in journalism, she went on to found and run her own successful media company, Foyster Media. 

Robyn kicked off her career as a journalist in print media working abroad in countries like the UK and US. Later, she returned to Australia where she ran some of the country’s most successful magazines. Think the Australian’s Women’s Weekly, Cosmopolitan and ...

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No one understands the impact of technology on law quite like Justine Rowe. As an executive at Telstra she’s on the forefront of how law is reacting to rapidly evolving technologies.

I didn’t know a whole lot about the intersection of law and technology going into this interview. So, I really appreciated the clarity and accessibility Justine brought to this topic.

I have no doubts you’ll learn as much as I did!

In this episo...

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October 19, 2020 46 mins

Diana Tucker is the pinnacle of what working mothers can achieve. She’s the MuleSoft Channels and Alliances Director for ANZ and JPAC. This would be a highly challenging role on its own, yet, somehow, she manages to do it while raising 4 children.

In this episode we cover:

  • Diana’s career journey from Project Manager, to Director of Channels and Alliances, Australia and New Zealand at Mulesoft – including how she accele...
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As the Head of Marketing, Communications and Digital for Asia Pacific at Knight Frank, Wendy McEwan is a highly accomplished woman in the Tech industry. As a public speaker she never stops learning through industry and peer engagement. And, as an advocate for women in tech, she’s always excited and supportive of other women's achievements.

Wendy specialises in leading and advising businesses on delivering growth. She does this ...

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I had such a wonderful time chatting to Caitlin. 

We talked for over an hour but I feel like I only skimmed the surface of her incredible pool of knowledge in Marketing Technology. So, trust me when I say you’re going to need a notebook for this one!

In this episode we cover:

  • Caitlin Riordan’s career journey from different sales roles, to General Manager, Data Quality and Targeting at Experian, to Vice President, Client ...
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Katherine Boiciuc’s career path to executive leadership was long and hard earned. She’s a living, breathing, example of an executive disrupting the tech industry, working hard to ensure more women make it to the C-Suite.

As far as I’m concerned Katherine Boiciuc is a super woman. She’s a huge role model of mine so talking with her was such a wonderful, and even emotional, experience.

I feel so blessed to be able to share our conversa...

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Debbie Taylor has spent her career championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She believes that promoting these values leads to happier employees, high performing teams and the best business outcomes. 

It was such a delight to chat with Debbie and hear about her practical approach to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. I have no doubt you will get a lot out of this chat, just like I did. 

In this episode we cover:

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Madeleine Grummet is living, breathing proof that women can have it all. She’s the founder of two start-ups, a sought after mentor, and manages to do it all while being the mother to 4 girls.

‘So, how do you have it all?’.

It’s a question Madeleine Grummet gets asked a lot.

In this episode we cover:

  • Madeleine’s businesses Girledworld, and FutureAmp
  • What “having it all” means to Mads
  • How she manages two businesses, 4 beautiful girls u...
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Lisa Teh provides a compelling argument for why you need a mentor. In simple terms, a mentor will help you avoid wasting your time, and energy, and money, and ultimately get you the result you want, faster. Who doesn’t want that.

I could have talked for hours with Lisa, she was so generous with her time. Here’s an overview of what we cover in the full episode:

  • Lisa’s entrepreneurial journey, transitioning from a corporate job to ...
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After finishing high school Ally started an arts degree. She majored in politics and philosophy but wasn’t really passionate about either. As a result, she never finished her degree.

Instead, she found herself running a cafe, her days filled with lattes and long Blacks. She continued in the cafe world for 8 years but after eventually selling her business she realised it was time to think about studying again. 

So, at the age of 30, A...

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Meggie Palmer and her company PepTalkHer are closing the gender pay gap. Their incredible app leverages the power of AI to fight gender based discrepancies in pay. 

I first encountered Meggie at the Vogue Codes event in 2019. The minute I saw her on stage delivering the keynote address I knew I wanted to have her on the Females in Tech Show.  It was such a thrill to finally turn that dream into a reality! 

In this episode w...

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Dr Adam Fraser is a human performance researcher and consultant. He specialises in how organisations can adopt a culture of high performance. As a result, he’s worked with elite level athletes, the armed forces and business professionals of all levels.  

In this episode we cover:

  • Dr Adam Fraser’s career journey to human performance researcher, author and consultant (5:42)
  • Adam shares his definition of a high performer, a...
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Jo Gaines has been a huge personal inspiration to me. Her energy, personality and approach to leadership creates an environment where everyone feels empowered to pursue their wildest dreams. So, I was beyond excited to have her on The Females in Tech Show.

In this episode we cover:

  • Jo Gaines career journey to Salesforce Cloud Sales AVP (7:36)
  • Sexism that still happens today, the reasons behind it, and her advice to women who exper...
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Working from home with your partner can be both rewarding and challenging. Here are our suggestions for optimising the experience, particularly during COVID-19.

In this episode we cover:

  • Our current circumstances, living and working in isolation (13:01)
  • Creating a workable home office environment, and aligning schedules with your partner (16:05)
  • Challenges balancing kids and homeschooling (20:46)
  • Not sharing domestic chore...
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May 4, 2020 9 mins

The universe is always guiding you. This week it taught me a valuable lesson about slowing down in quarantine.

Ironically my meditation coach Tom Cronin told me a few weeks ago that COVID-19 was the universe telling us to slow down and focus on the important things in life. I thought that I was but turns out that I wasn’t.

I thought I was being smart, and getting ahead of the curve during isolation whilst most people were kicking bac...

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In this episode I interview Pip Marlow. 

Here is a quick summary of what we cover:

  • What Pip was like as a little girl growing up, and her dream to become a doctor (06:38)
  • Her career path to CEO of Salesforce, ANZ, including working for Microsoft for 21 years in Australia and their global head office in Seattle (9:27)
  • Pip shares what she thought was the worst day of her career, missing out on the Chief Operating Officer ro...
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Here’s what we cover in this episode of The Females in Tech Show:

  • Tom’s journey from stock broker to meditation coach, including how meditation helped him overcome anxiety, agoraphobia and depression (4:47)
  • Why business executives are introducing meditation into their daily lives (14:39)
  • We talk about an awakened leader and what it means to become one (17:00)
  • Tom explains vedic meditation, and how it differs from other meditation p...
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