Women in Leadership

Discussing professional growth and success for women in technology

The curse of unconscious bias: When to own it and when to call it out

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It’s been a bit of a while since you’ve heard from me, but… I’m baaaaack. Recap! My last blog was on how external influences can cause us to underestimate ourselves. This mainly touched on an unconscious bias that may cause certain behaviours and attitudes towards women – for example, that we are fragile little flowers […]

Actionable career advice for aspiring female leaders

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by Nikki Wilton, Global Sales Director, Xchanging, a DXC Company All the stats say that we need more Women in Leadership, but the situation hasn’t changed much in the last ten years. McKinsey predicts that if the pace of change continues at this rate it’ll take another 100 years, or 5 generations, to reach any […]

External influences on why we underestimate

Jerry Overton, a data scientist here at DXC Technology, reached out to me after my last blog to talk about when we women underestimate ourselves. He felt there were a lot of external factors that could result in our internal underestimation. So I caught up with Jerry, who provided another view of underestimation that can […]

Fixing the underestimation factor

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So ladies and gents, this blog is going to be a bit more serious. After my last blog, I received feedback about how we ladies keep putting ourselves down and are missing out because of it. I understand our busy jobs may not allow time to work with a mentor — or some of you may not have access to […]

Women (not) in leadership: The underestimation factor

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With women holding only 4.2% of CEO positions  among Fortune 500 companies, one in five seats in the American Congress and about 30% of seats in the UK parliament, I think we can all agree that there continues to be a lack of women in leadership at the highest levels. Often, the biggest blockade to equal representation comes from being underestimated. You know […]

Are women leaders the mothers of transformation?

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My last blog got me thinking about the main characteristics of a transformational leader and how they sound, well, almost motherly. Think about it: When we consider leadership outside the corporate context, surely the greatest leaders in many of our personal lives are our mothers, our caregivers. Where would we be now without all their compassion and hard work, their nagging about […]

Why women leaders matter to transformation efforts

What gives companies the leading edge? Research has shown that companies do better with women on the governing boards. But considering that male counterparts are still the majority, what is it that we, as women, can bring to the table to tip the success rate over the edge? I recently read a Psychology Today article that described certain qualities both men and […]

What leadership style do you prefer?

I think we can all agree that there are a number of different leadership styles in the workplace, within families and our social circles. But perhaps the three most discussed and well defined leadership styles are these: transformational, transactional and laissez faire (a bit of French that translates “let them do [it]”). Transactional leaders are target-focused and systematic. They like to streamline processes […]

Is management synonymous with leadership?

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When we hear the term “leader,” our minds instantly turn to our managers, CEOs, executives and other company higher ups. But they’re not the only leaders in our lives. What about our mothers/fathers, guardians, grandparents … friends? The concept of “leadership” usually indicates someone with power and control over another person, and it’s often attached to the workplace. But […]