Women in Tech forum offers a series of interactive and engaging workshops on topics to equip women with practical advice and actionable strategies to support their ongoing career development.
Each workshop is 60-minutes in duration and can be delivered in large forums or in smaller groups to facilitate engagement.
We also offer an 8-part mindfulness program to help optimise performance, and improve mental health and wellbeing.
Practical Strategies to Build Influence and Create Impact
To be effective at work, you have to be able to influence people at all levels of the organisation.
Influential people capture the attention and respect of their peers, and easily persuade colleagues to support their ideas and projects. People with influence are also more likely to get their work recognised, which in turn can lead to faster pay increases and promotions.
Whatever level you are in the organisation, whether you’re an individual contributor or the CEO, you have to be able to motivate colleagues to support your initiatives, adopt your ideas and become the go-to-person for others.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn:
Why is it important to increase your influence at work?
How to use influence to get things done when you don’t have authority?
Actionable strategies to develop your influence and increase your impact at work?
Understanding unconscious bias
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
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.
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
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.
Build Executive Presence
Executive presence is a combination of personal traits and outward behaviours that create an image of competence and trustworthiness. It can be measured by the ability to own a room and the likelihood of people following your direction.
Executive presence is a skill that can be cultivated with focus and practice.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn:
The core characteristics of executive presence and why it’s important in your career
The importance of verbal and non-verbal communication to build gravitas
Techniques to boost self-confidence when you’re the ‘only’ in the room
How to build rapport and trust with your audience.
Building a Successful Career in Tech | Lessons Learned
How to be politically savvy
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
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
8-Part Mindfulness Program
In this 8-part program (with each module being 55-minutes in duration), people will learn practical strategies to:
- improve self awareness and self-mastery so they can become aware of automatic defaults and make more conscious choices
- build resilience and manage life stressors more effectively
- improve attention, focus and performance
- manage stress and anxiety
- cultivate positive mental habits to boost mindset, creativity and be the best versions of themselves
All students will be given a workbook to record their progress.
Managing Difficult Conversations at Work
We all have to deal with uncomfortable situations at work. This could be telling a client that a project is delayed, handling a disagreement with a colleague or dealing with performance-related issues.
Instigating a difficult conversation can feel daunting, especially when the stakes are high and we’re unsure as to how the discussion will be received.
Tackling difficult conversations at an early stage can help prevent situations from escalating, and can help maintain a good working relationship with colleagues.
In this interactive workshop, you learn:
When and how to have difficult conversations at work
How to manage the exchange so it goes as smoothly as possible
How to develop the right skills, mindset and behaviours to handle the conversation effectively to deliver a successful conclusion.
Taking control of your career
Mentorship | Making It Work For You
EQUALITY vs EQUITY | How to become more inclusive by #EmbacingEquity
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
Inspire Inclusion | The power of small actions to create a more inclusive environment
Creating a culture of inclusion is not just the responsibility of senior leaders. It is the collective action of every employee in the organisation to drive change.
This 60-minute workshop is full of practical strategies that individuals and organisations can implement straight away to create a more inclusive working environment where everybody thrives.
In this interactive session, we’ll be covering:
- the 2024 IWD theme #inspireinclusion – what it means and why it’s important in the workplace
- The role of mentorship, allyship and advocacy in empowering women and fostering inclusion
- key actions you can take to create big impact
"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].