Women in Tech forum offers a series of interactive and engaging masterclass workshops on topics to equip women with practical advice and actionable strategies to help support their ongoing career development.
Each masterclass is 60 minutes in duration and can be delivered in large forums or in smaller groups to facilitate engagement.
Understanding unconscious bias
This workshop will enable you to understand unconscious bias, where it comes from, and how it affects the way we work. Participants will be shown how taking small scale immediate actions – through discussions around empathetic leadership, and creating psychologically safe environments (which encourage brave, open, and honest conversation) – lead to better employee wellbeing, job satisfaction, and increased productivity.
The workshop provides a forward-thinking approach to interrupting our biases by creating a culture of inclusion. It provides the opportunity to build self-awareness of the biases we all naturally hold, and an assessment of how this can impact your business (both externally and internally).
Creating your personal brand
Your personal brand is what differentiates you. It showcases who you are, what you stand for and the unique value you bring. It helps you stand out and get noticed so that you can realise your full potential. This interactive, virtual workshop is designed to help you define and enhance your personal brand online and offline, so that you can get noticed and accelerate your career.
This workshop blends expert knowledge with practical exercises and group work to help you stand out from the crowd and achieve your own unique goals.
Learn how to take ownership of your success, overcome self-doubt and create strategies to build confidence and unlock your full potential.
Recent studies suggest that as many as 70% of us have suffered from imposter syndrome at some point in our careers. The feeling that success is just down to luck, good timing, or being surrounded by good people. This causes us to strive for perfection, work long hours or live in fear of people ‘finding out that you’re an imposter.
This interactive masterclass will help you identify which type of imposter are you and give you actionable strategies to help you:
- take ownership of your success
- overcome those self-limiting beliefs
- build confidence in your abilities so that you can unlock your full potential.
Microaggressions and Bias Interrupters
A microaggression is a comment or action that negatively targets a marginalised group of people either intentionally or unintentionally.
The cumulative impact of microaggressions in the workplace can negatively impact people’s confidence, mental health and overall wellbeing.
In this 60-minute masterclass, we’ll be covering:
- Microaggressions | what are they and how do they manifest
- Bias interrupters | practical strategies to disrupt bias
- Use of pronouns | how to use more inclusive language at work.
Participants will come away with practical strategies and actions they can personally take to address bias and create a more inclusive working environment.
Building a Successful Career in Tech | Lessons Learned
In this interactive talk, Angie Vaux, an industry tech veteran of 20+ years and a Top 10 Winner of The Most Impactful Women in Tech 2021’ will share her personal experience, lessons learned and practical advice on how to build a successful career in tech. She’ll cover key topics affecting women in the workplace today, including top tips to assert yourself when you’re the only woman in the room and finding your authentic voice.
How to be politically savvy
In this interactive masterclass, you’ll learn how to position yourself for success by raising your profile, building collaborative relationships, and accessing informal networks.
Office politics are neither good nor bad. Every organisation has its own dynamics, cultural nuances and way of doing business that makes it unique. Understanding how an organisation functions, the relationships that exist and how to navigate around this and build a successful career.
Allyship | Small actionable steps to create big impact
Allyship is a topic that we hear a lot about, but what does it actually mean and how can you make an impact and help women and marginalized groups advance in the workplace?
Research by the Harvard Business Review highlights that when men are deliberately engaged in gender inclusion programs, 96% of organisations see progress, compared to only 30% of organisations where men are not engaged.
In this informative and interactive workshop, we’ll be covering:
- What it means to be an ally in the workplace
- The most common invisible barriers that are holding women back at work
- Evidenced-based best practices for becoming an effective ally
- The small, actionable steps that you can personally take to create big impact
Taking control of your career
In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to take control and build a fulfilling career in tech. We’ll cover how to define your values, discover your super strengths and how to build a purposeful and meaningful career in tech. This session is packed full of practical advice, real-life experiences, and hands-on exercises.
Mentorship | Making It Work For You
One of the most valuable pieces of advice I was given is the importance of finding the right mentor, sponsor, and coach who will each support and guide your career development. In this interactive workshop, you will learn the difference between a sponsor, mentor and coach and how to identify the right mentor and build meaningful relationships to support your career development.
EQUALITY vs EQUITY | How to become more inclusive by #EmbacingEquity
The words equality and equity are often used interchangeably; however, they are two different words with two different meanings. How they are implemented can result in very different outcomes for underrepresented groups in the workplace.
This interactive 60-minute workshop will explore the difference between equity and equality, and why this is important. You’ll come away with practical strategies to help you create a more equitable and inclusive environment, so that everyone has what they need to be successful and feel included.
In this session, we’ll be covering:
- What’s the difference between Equity vs Equality
- Why equal opportunities are no longer enough
- Examples of how equity can be integrated at work
- Practical strategies to create a culture of inclusion
"I was really looking forward to this session, and it massively exceeded expectations: some eye-opening points and clear takeaways. I'm now feeling very empowered to take action on my mentorship goals. Thank you, Angie, for sharing your knowledge and expert tips!"
- Hourea Alaoui, Chair of Women in Business, FARFETCH
"Thank you so much for the session yesterday, It was so practical and engaging, I loved it!"
- Melisa Drin, Ecommerce Strategy Consultant, Farfetch
"We have developed a great partnership with Angie love the course of 2021 and can’t thank her enough for the positive learning environment and safe space she has helped us at Maersk create for our RISE members. We look forward to building an equally successful series of events across 2022 with Angie and Women in Tech forum."
- Amanda Jayne Hallett, Leading Strategic Cyber Risk & Foresight at A.P. Moller, Maersk
"Really great session. Excited to put this into practice"
"Superb session, lots of insights, tips, and tools to start putting into practice now"
"Amazing sessions and excited to start my own personal plan!"
"Key Take-away: To be deliberate and set aside time to plan on self."
- Maersk’s RISE members
To find out more about the masterclasses that we can deliver to your organisation, send an email to [email protected].