Women in Leadership

Discussing professional growth and success for women in technology

How to embrace feedback in the workplace


As promised in my last blog, let’s talk about taking your feedback personally. Bear with me here. One method we can use, is something called the “feedback sandwich.” The basic concept is that the “bread” is the positive things and the “meat” in the middle is the improvements bit. You start off positive, you give […]

Greyscales of confidence


In my post last month we talked about the importance of saying “no” to avoid workplace burnout. But saying “no,” especially to a superior, or even a colleague you like and get on with, takes a certain amount of confidence. Let’s not pretend saying “no” is easy. What if you need those people later on? […]

Is there an unconscious bias towards women in STEM?

For this blog, I’m so happy to share my space with guest blogger Cindy Lee, currently a senior Digital Transformation Consultant in our Sydney office. Similar to an earlier blog of mine (The curse of unconscious bias: When to own it and when to call it out), Cindy has put pen to paper (so to […]

The importance of being able (or unable) to say ‘no’


Courtney Carr, an Associate Consultant for DXC Australia and a fellow DXC blogger, wrote me an interesting note in response to my last blog post, and it inspired me to write this most recent one. “It’s extremely dangerous for our mental and physical health to be expected to take everything on, and almost always leads […]

3 “rules” of being a woman that were perhaps meant to be broken


In my last post, I wrote about how women can struggle with their own unconscious bias of what a woman should or should not be. Following the Heels on Wheels training run by Jacqueline Clark (yes you can be invited – drop me a message) an interesting saying about the three “rules” of being a […]

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


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 […]