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The Women in Business and Technology podcast was created to empower women in their careers. We showcase interviews with prominent women in business and tech roles and their male allies, as well as coverage of programs promoting inclusion in the workplace. Whether you’re just starting out in the tech industry, strategizing about how to land your next big role, or managing a woman for the first time, we’ll provide some great insights to support a great career and broader inclusion.

The Women in Business and Technology podcast was created to empower women in their careers. We showcase interviews with prominent women in business and tech roles and their male allies, as well as coverage of programs promoting inclusion in the workplace. Whether you’re just starting out in the tech industry, strategizing about how to land your next big role, or managing a woman for the first time, we’ll provide some great insights to support a great career and broader inclusion.
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The Women in Business and Technology podcast was created to empower women in their careers. We showcase interviews with prominent women in business and tech roles and their male allies, as well as coverage of programs promoting inclusion in the workplace. Whether you’re just starting out in the tech industry, strategizing about how to land your next big role, or managing a woman for the first time, we’ll provide some great insights to support a great career and broader inclusion.

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English

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425 703 1363


Episodes

037 - Bring Your Human to Work with Workplace Strategist Erica Keswin

1/15/2019
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Our hosts kick off the show with rave reviews about the multi-level marketing investigative podcast, The Dream. Then, Sonia and Colleen play a round of Persist the Game with creators MaryBeth Pecha and Kathryn Ekloff. Sonia interviews bestselling author, workplace strategist, and Founder of The Spaghetti Project, Erica Keswin. Our hosts wrap with a conversation about entrepreneur Alexa von Tobel’s $200M capital raise.

Duration:00:57:16

036 - Exploring privilege and patenting with Mobile Device Architect Ginger Chien

12/31/2018
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Sonia and Colleen kick off 2019 by sharing their New Year’s resolutions. Our hosts chat with Edaena Salinas, the host of The Women in Tech Show podcast, about her show origins and how she sources great guests. Sonia interviews Mobile Device Architect, D&I Speaker, Rock Musician, Storyteller, and Science Wonk Ginger Chien about serial patenting and her commitment to greater workplace inclusion. Our hosts wrap the show with a look at how onscreen demographic trends translate at the Box Office.

Duration:00:50:00

035 - Crowdfunding Beanie Babies with Girls’ Night In CEO Alisha Ramos

12/17/2018
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Sonia delivers a weekend debrief on ALPFA’s fundraising gala. We hear from Female Founder School Co-Founders Katie Doherty and Brittney Riley about their work to empower early stage founders with the skills and community to build successful companies. Colleen interviews Alisha Ramos, the Founder and CEO of Girls’ Night In, a community of women who’d rather stay in tonight. Our hosts wrap up with a conversation about Michelle Obama’s book tour comments on the strategy of leaning in.

Duration:01:02:11

034 - Shaping legacies with Tracie Group CEO Jill Tracie Nichols

11/29/2018
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Sonia recaps Dona Sarkar’s latest book, Spin Your Tale: The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Your Personal Brand. Colleen learns more about the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) from local Seattle leaders Carlos Ruiz and Lester Moses. Guest host Pamela Soberman interviews CEO of the Tracie Group and former Microsoft Chief of Staff to the CEO, Jill Tracie Nichols. Our hosts wrap the show with a conversation about how Britain’s Equal Pay Day highlighted the gender pay gap.

Duration:00:58:18

033 - Incorporating Inclusion Riders with Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Founder Dr. Stacy Smith

11/15/2018
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Colleen shares a debrief on her experience enrolling in a Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar. Sonia connects with Microsoft employees Kristin Carr and Briana Roberts about Returnity, a program to support mothers reentering the workplace. Colleen interviews Dr. Stacy Smith, the founder and director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the originator of the concept of an inclusion rider. Our hosts take a look at how brands celebrated International Day of the Girl.

Duration:00:47:00

032 - WorkPartying with Create & Cultivate Founder Jaclyn Johnson

10/30/2018
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Colleen and Sonia chat about WorkParty, a new book by Create & Cultivate Founder Jaclyn Johnson. Producer Lexi Swanson reports on Ready Set Raise, an accelerator program launched by the Female Founders Alliance. We hear from FFA Founder Leslie Feinzaig as well as members of the first accelerator cohort. Colleen interviews Johnson, and the show wraps with a conversation about the Geekwire profiles of 50 women VCs and angel investors in the Pacific Northwest.

Duration:00:47:26

031 - Celebrating Grace Hopper with AnitaB.org CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson

10/15/2018
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Sonia returns from the launch event for four new Surface devices. Then, women of Microsoft share their stories from the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Colleen speaks with the President and CEO of the AnitaB.org, Brenda Darden Wilkerson. Our hosts wrap with a conversation about the California state law that mandates female board directors. Find us at www.wibt.com. Send feedback to wibt@microsoft.com or tweet @MicrosoftWomen.

Duration:00:54:19

030 - Amplifying inclusion at Microsoft Ignite with Startup Technical Advisor Claudia Galván

10/1/2018
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Our hosts are in Orlando, FL at Microsoft Ignite, a conference where IT pros are skilling up. Sonia interviews Microsoft Diversity & Tech Community Lead Shona Chee about the onsite activations promoting inclusion. Colleen interviews Silicon Valley startup Technical Advisor Claudia Galván about her commitment to getting more women into STEM. Please subscribe, rate, and share the episode. Find us at www.wibt.com. Send feedback to wibt@microsoft.com or tweet @MicrosoftWomen.

Duration:00:45:13

029 - Achieving clarity through coaching with Tenshey CEO Maggie Chan Jones

9/13/2018
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Sonia returns from the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Amsterdam. Our hosts chat with Microsoft summer interns before they head back to school. Colleen interviews Tenshey founder and CEO Maggie Chan Jones about advancing gender diversity in the workplace through coaching programs. The show wraps with a conversation about information sharing across cultural boundaries. Please subscribe, rate, and share the episode. Find us at www.wibt.com. Send feedback to wibt@microsoft.com or tweet...

Duration:00:46:28

028 - Becoming an unapologetic feminist mother with Chairman Mom CEO Sarah Lacy

8/30/2018
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Sonia and Colleen chat with SassyBlack, a singer, songwriter, and producer who composed a new set of songs for this show! Our hosts celebrate one year of podcasting with a live interview with the Founder of PandoMedia and Chairman Mom, Sarah Lacy. They wrap the show with recommendations on how to better support friends’ careers. Please subscribe, rate, and share the episode. Find us at www.wibt.com. Send feedback to wibt@microsoft.com or tweet @MicrosoftWomen.

Duration:00:56:58

027 – Designing understanding with Chineasy Founder ShaoLan

8/16/2018
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Sonia and Colleen kick off the show at the Microsoft One Week Hackathon, the largest private hackathon on the planet. Colleen interviews teams at Imagine Cup, a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to create new applications. Sonia interviews ShaoLan, the Creator and Founder of Chineasy. Please subscribe, rate, and share the episode. Find us at www.wibt.com. Send feedback to wibt@microsoft.com or tweet @MicrosoftWomen.

Duration:00:38:28

026 – Connecting at Microsoft Inspire with Corporate Vice President Gavriella Schuster

7/26/2018
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Sonia and Colleen head to Las Vegas for Microsoft Inspire, the company’s biggest partner event. Global Chairperson Christine Bongard shares more about the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners Women in Technology community. Colleen interviews Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of the One Commercial Partner team, Gavriella Schuster. Please subscribe, rate, and share the episode. Find us at www.wibt.com. Send feedback to wibt@microsoft.com or tweet @MicrosoftWomen.

Duration:00:37:19

025 - Delivering style and substance with Refinery29’s Piera Gelardi and Finola Austin

7/11/2018
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In episode 25, Sonia celebrates her first half marathon and Colleen learns about Women in Cloud, an organization empowering female tech entrepreneurs. Sonia interviews Piera Gelardi and Finola Austin of Refinery29, the leading global media company focused on young women. To end, both discuss a profile of Lauren Simmons, the only full-time female NYSE stockbroker. Please subscribe, rate, and share the episode. Find us at www.wibt.com. Send feedback to wibt@microsoft.com or tweet...

Duration:00:41:10

024 - Committing to culture with Microsoft’s Chief People Officer Kathleen Hogan

6/28/2018
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We hear from writer, director, and producer Serena Schuler about her upcoming comedy TV series focused on a female founder, Makeshift Society (www.MakeshiftSociety.com). Our hosts interview Microsoft’s Chief People Officer Kathleen Hogan about the company’s culture transformation. We wrap with Procter & Gamble’s pledge to have women direct 50% of ads by 2023. Please subscribe, rate, and share the episode. Find us at www.wibt.com. Send feedback to wibt@microsoft.com or tweet @MicrosoftWomen.

Duration:00:38:08

023 - Forging team and product inclusion with Glowforge CEO Dan Shapiro

6/15/2018
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Sonia and Colleen play Robot Turtles, a game that teaches kids about programming. We hear from attendees at a STEM Exploration Day coordinated by Young Women Empowered. Colleen interviews Glowforge CEO Dan Shapiro about building inclusive teams and products. Our hosts wrap with coverage of BCG’s recent analysis, “Why Women-Owned Startups are a Better Bet.” Please subscribe, rate, and share the episode. Find us at www.wibt.com. Send feedback to wibt@microsoft.com or tweet @MicrosoftWomen.

Duration:00:53:26

022 - Defining work flexibility with Werk Co-CEO Annie Dean

5/30/2018
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Colleen and Sonia debrief after Daring Women Seattle, an event hosted by Seattle Business magazine featuring local women leaders. The duo then visits Lights, Camera, IGNITE!, a gala to support programming that introduces girls in grades 6-12 to technology and engineering careers. Sonia interviews Werk Co-founder and Co-CEO Annie Dean about work flexibility. Our hosts then discuss Backstage Capital’s recent announcement of a $36M fund to invest in black female founders. Please subscribe,...

Duration:00:45:45

021 - Kicking off Microsoft Build with Corporate Vice President Charlotte Yarkoni

5/11/2018
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Recorded at Build, Microsoft’s ultimate annual developer event, Colleen and Sonia debrief after Satya Nadella’s vision keynote on the Expo floor at the Washington State Convention Center. Then, Sonia heads to The Lounge onsite to speak with a few Cloud Developer Advocates—a community-based team at Microsoft with a goal to empower developers to do more with the cloud. Colleen connects with Nina Baliga, the founder and CEO of ersity, a website that showcases insiders’ perspectives on company...

Duration:00:41:13

020 - Navigating the Women in Tech Regatta with Cynthia Tee and Melody Biringer

4/30/2018
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Recorded at Seattle’s Women in Tech Regatta, Colleen and Sonia connect with the event creator, Melody Biringer to learn more about her motivation to curate a week of educational events, workshops, and conversations. Then, Colleen interviews Fethya Ibrahim, the secretary of the local professional chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. Sonia interviews Cynthia Tee, the former Executive Director of Ada Developers Academy and an Advisory Board Member for the WiT Regatta. Our hosts...

Duration:00:35:33

019 - Exploring accountability with Keita Williams and Steve Petitpas

4/12/2018
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Sonia recaps her recent experience at Beyond 98052: When the Customer Isn’t You, an event focused on inclusive marketing hosted by BlackLight, a community of black marketers at Microsoft. Then, Colleen chats with the Founder and Chief Strategist of Success Bully, Keita Williams, about the criticality of community in forming and achieving big goals. Sonia interviews General Manager of Microsoft Digital Stores and Microsoft.com Services Steve Petitpas about his role as a Co-Executive Sponsor...

Duration:00:44:03

018 - Tackling maker spaces and hackathons with Xyla Foxlin

3/29/2018
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Colleen and Sonia reflect on an amazing Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day activities. Then, Colleen chats with Kate Sommer, the LocalLEVO Seattle leader and community manager about their monthly meetups. Sonia interviews Xyla Foxlin, the founder and CEO of Parihug and the host and producer of Beauty and the Bolt. Our hosts wrap up the show with a discussion about inclusion riders and NPR’s coverage of Frances McDormand’s Oscar acceptance speech. Please subscribe, rate, and...

Duration:00:47:02