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Join Tamara Johanna, founder of FIIT Collective, whose mission is to inspire, support and empower females to live a balanced and purposeful life through a career in information technology. This podcast is relevant for women in tech, or those considering technology as a career. The show covers career advice and personal stories of successful women in tech, designed to help females with their career in IT. Beyond technology, Tamara also shares how to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of women in tech to optimise their thinking, productivity and effectiveness. Plus, she explores the importance of self-care practices, relationships and balancing work and family for a sustainable career. Find out more at fiitcollective.com.au and follow Tamara on Instagram @tamarajohanna

The Females in Tech Show with Tamara Johanna Tamara Johanna

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 25 Ratings

Join Tamara Johanna, founder of FIIT Collective, whose mission is to inspire, support and empower females to live a balanced and purposeful life through a career in information technology. This podcast is relevant for women in tech, or those considering technology as a career. The show covers career advice and personal stories of successful women in tech, designed to help females with their career in IT. Beyond technology, Tamara also shares how to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of women in tech to optimise their thinking, productivity and effectiveness. Plus, she explores the importance of self-care practices, relationships and balancing work and family for a sustainable career. Find out more at fiitcollective.com.au and follow Tamara on Instagram @tamarajohanna

    3 Lessons from 2020 - 038

    3 Lessons from 2020 - 038

    2020 has been a tough year for many people, leading to increased “hope” for the new year. The reality is COVID-19 will be with us for some time, so I wanted to share 3 lessons from 2020 to help you have greater success in 2021.


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    Thank you for listening
    I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for taking the time to listen to the Females in Tech Show.
    My aim is to inspire and support you to reach your goals, and provide you with practical tips on how to be the best version of yourself.
    If you did enjoy the show, then I'd like to ask three things, so I can inspire and support more career motivated women ( and men).
    SUBSCRIBE: search for “The Females in Tech Show” in your favourite podcast app (eg. Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Stitcher), and subscribe to the show to ensure you never miss an episode.REVIEW: write a review for the show in your favourite podcast app telling us what you love, and also where we can improve.SHARE: this episode with friends and colleagues who might benefit from the content, as well as grow and support our community. 
    How can we better serve you?
    Ultimately the show is for you, the females in tech community, which begs the question… How can we better serve you?
    Tell us what topics you’d like to learn more about, or will help advance your career in technology. Complete the form at this link and suggest a podcast topic.
    I’ll be sure to give you a shout out in the podcast episode if your topic is chosen.

    • 13 min
    Creating an Integrated Employee Experience with Helen Lea - 037

    Creating an Integrated Employee Experience with Helen Lea - 037

    Helen Lea knows what it takes to create an integrated employee experience. A veteran of managing people, she now works to bring diverse teams together in the name of employee experience.
    It was such a wonderful experience chatting with Helen. I was absolutely floored by not only her incredible depth of knowledge, but her willingness to share it. I have no doubt you will get a lot out of our chat. I know I did!
    In this episode we cover:
    Helen’s career path from HR Development Manager in South Africa, to her current role as Chief Employee Experience Officer at MYOB, including what an Experience Officers does.Helen shares the process of her husband becoming the primary caregiver, and advice for women who want to have a career and be a mother.Helen talks about next generation employment experience and the  initiatives that MYOB has implemented to improve the employee experience.The role diversity and inclusion plays in employee experience.MYOB’s developHER programAnd so much moreEpisode Resources 
    Helen Lea on LinkedinForbes article, Employee Experience Is The Future Of WorkMYOB research, 75 per cent of women surveyed believe jobs of the future will require skills in STEM, yet the majority are ill-prepared for itMYOB’s developHER programBook, Alpha Girls by Julian Guthrie[Full Disclaimer: Some of these links may be affiliate links, which means we receive compensation, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase through the link.]

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    Subscribe to The Females In Tech Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn
    Thank you for listening
    I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for taking the time to listen to the Females in Tech Show.
    My aim is to inspire and support you to reach your goals, and provide you with practical tips on how to be the best version of yourself.
    If you did enjoy the show, then I'd like to ask three things, so I can inspire and support more career motivated women ( and men).
    SUBSCRIBE: search for “The Females in Tech Show” in your favourite podcast app (eg. Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Stitcher), and subscribe to the show to ensure you never miss an episode.REVIEW: write a review for the show in your favourite podcast app telling us what you love, and also where we can improve.SHARE: this episode with friends and colleagues who might benefit from the content, as well as grow and support our community. How can we better serve you?
    Ultimately the show is for you, the females in tech community, which begs the question… How can we better serve you?
    Tell us what topics you’d like to learn more about, or will help advance your career in technology. Complete the form at this link and suggest a podcast topic.
    I’ll be sure to give you a shout out in the podcast episode if your topic is chosen.

    • 49 min
    How to Introduce Yourself so you're Unforgettable with Joanna Bloor - 036

    How to Introduce Yourself so you're Unforgettable with Joanna Bloor - 036

    So, how do you introduce yourself? Joanna Bloor has spent the last 5 years helping people answer this question for themselves. A self-styled ‘Fairy Godmother’, Joanna instills others with the confidence to get where they want to go.

    After chatting with Joanna for over an hour, I really didn't have anything to say but, WOW! She’s a human dynamo, bursting with energy and inspiration. I absolutely loved having her on the podcast. 
    There’s so much to take in here so I can’t wait for you to listen. Bring a notepad!
    Episode Resources:
    Joanna Bloor on LinkedIn and Twitter Register for LIVE! with Joanna (every Friday at Noon PDT)Watch previous episodes of LIVE! with Joanna on her YouTube ChannelJoanna Bloor Ted TalkJoanna Bloor business website Article, How to introduce yourself so you’ll be unforgettable (in a good way!), (Ideas.Ted.com)Book, Recursion (author Blake Crouch)Book, Unhappenings (author Edward Aubry)Book, The Taster (author V.S. Alexander)[Full Disclaimer: Some of these links may be affiliate links, which means we receive compensation, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase through the link.]
    Subscribe
    Subscribe to The Females In Tech Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn
    Thank you for listening
    I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for taking the time to listen to the Females in Tech Show.
    My aim is to inspire and support you to reach your goals, and provide you with practical tips on how to be the best version of yourself.
    If you did enjoy the show, then I'd like to ask three things, so I can inspire and support more career motivated women ( and men).
    SUBSCRIBE: search for “The Females in Tech Show” in your favourite podcast app (eg. Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Stitcher), and subscribe to the show to ensure you never miss an episode.REVIEW: write a review for the show in your favourite podcast app telling us what you love, and also where we can improve.SHARE: this episode with friends and colleagues who might benefit from the content, as well as grow and support our community.How can we better serve you?
    Ultimately the show is for you, the females in tech community, which begs the question… How can we better serve you?
    Tell us what topics you’d like to learn more about, or will help advance your career in technology. Complete the form at this link and suggest a podcast topic.
    I’ll be sure to give you a shout out in the podcast episode if your topic is chosen.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Being an Entrepreneur with Robyn Foyster - 035

    Being an Entrepreneur with Robyn Foyster - 035

    Robyn Foyster embodies what being an entrepreneur is all about. After starting out in journalism, she went on to found and run her own successful media company, Foyster Media. 
    Robyn kicked off her career as a journalist in print media working abroad in countries like the UK and US. Later, she returned to Australia where she ran some of the country’s most successful magazines. Think the Australian’s Women’s Weekly, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s BAZAAR.
    However, her journey as an entrepreneur could only begin once she decided she was done running other people’s businesses. She was finally ready to build something of her own. 
    This was a really special one. Robin was a dream guest and had no shortage of great tips, and knowledge, to share. I've been a big fan of her websites, particularly Women Love Tech, so it took all my determination not to fangirl out!
    In this episode we cover:
    Robyn’s career journey from Newscorp Feature Writer and Columnist, to Publisher for Cosmopolitan, Harper’s BAZAAR and Madison, to starting her our own publishing groupWe talk about the reality of being an entrepreneur, and how to manage the highs and lowsRobyn shares her approach to risk takingWe talk about her two apps, Vivid Sydney and Sweep, the funding process, as well as the development process and challengesRobyn shares her advice to anyone considering building an app
    Episode Resources 
    Robyn Foyster on Linkedin, and twitterWomenLoveTech.comTheCarousel.comGameChangers.comHappy-Ali.com InProfile.com.auDiversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, with Debbie Taylor, Episode 029, The Females in Tech ShowDigital and Business Transformation, with Wendy McEwan, Episode 032, The Females in Tech ShowBook, Becoming, Michelle Obama (author) [Full Disclaimer: Some of these links may be affiliate links, which means we receive compensation, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase through the link.]
    Thank you for listening
    I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for taking the time to listen to the Females in Tech Show.
    My aim is to inspire and support you to reach your goals, and provide you with practical tips on how to be the best version of yourself.
    If you did enjoy the show, then I'd like to ask three things, so I can inspire and support more career motivated women ( and men).
    SUBSCRIBE: search for “The Females in Tech Show” in your favourite podcast app (eg. Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Stitcher), and subscribe to the show to ensure you never miss an episode.REVIEW: write a review for the show in your favourite podcast app telling us what you love, and also where we can improve.SHARE: this episode with friends and colleagues who might benefit from the content, as well as grow and support our community.How can we better serve you?
    Ultimately the show is for you, the females in tech community, which begs the question… How can we better serve you?
    Tell us what topics you’d like to learn more about, or will help advance your career in technology. Complete the form at this link and suggest a podcast topic.

    • 55 min
    The Impact of Technology on Law with Justine Rowe - 034

    The Impact of Technology on Law with Justine Rowe - 034

    No one understands the impact of technology on law quite like Justine Rowe. As an executive at Telstra she’s on the forefront of how law is reacting to rapidly evolving technologies.

    I didn’t know a whole lot about the intersection of law and technology going into this interview. So, I really appreciated the clarity and accessibility Justine brought to this topic.
    I have no doubts you’ll learn as much as I did!
    In this episode we cover:
    Justine’s career journey from legal counsel, to Chief of Staff and Executive at Telstra, Australia’s leading telco.What it’s like being a lawyer in a teleco, and the impact of technology on law over the last 18 years.Justine shares the importance of linking your purpose to workWe discuss the difference between a “traditional leader” and an “authentic leader”, and how to be an authentic leader, even though you may not lead a teamJustine also shares a vulnerable story about managing anxiety, and how it felt to finally bring her full self to workAnd so much more!Episode Resources 
    Justine Rowe on LinkedInInterview, How legal teams should begin to integrate data analytics into their practice, Australiasian Lawyer (Sep 2019)Interview, Concrete steps firms can take to further gender equality at the top, Australiasian Lawyer (Jul 2018)Article, The 5-Step Process to Defining Authentic Leadership, The Leadership Institute (Jan 2020)Book, Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, Bill George (Author)

    [Full Disclaimer: Some of these links may be affiliate links, which means we receive compensation, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase through the link.]
    Thank you for listening
    I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for taking the time to listen to the Females in Tech Show.
    My aim is to inspire and support you to reach your goals, and provide you with practical tips on how to be the best version of yourself.
    If you did enjoy the show, then I'd like to ask three things, so I can inspire and support more career motivated women ( and men).
    SUBSCRIBE: search for “The Females in Tech Show” in your favourite podcast app (eg. Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Stitcher), and subscribe to the show to ensure you never miss an episode.REVIEW: write a review for the show in your favourite podcast app telling us what you love, and also where we can improve.SHARE: this episode with friends and colleagues who might benefit from the content, as well as grow and support our community. How can we better serve you?
    Ultimately the show is for you, the females in tech community, which begs the question… How can we better serve you?
    Tell us what topics you’d like to learn more about, or will help advance your career in technology. Complete the form at this link and suggest a podcast topic.
    I’ll be sure to give you a shout out in the podcast episode if your topic is chosen.

    • 44 min
    Working Mothers with Diana Tucker - 033

    Working Mothers with Diana Tucker - 033

    Diana Tucker is the pinnacle of what working mothers can achieve. She’s the MuleSoft Channels and Alliances Director for ANZ and JPAC. This would be a highly challenging role on its own, yet, somehow, she manages to do it while raising 4 children.

    In this episode we cover:
    Diana’s career journey from Project Manager, to Director of Channels and Alliances, Australia and New Zealand at Mulesoft – including how she accelerated her career after having kidsHow saying yes to opportunities that scared her resulted in career successWe discuss how some of her male mentors helped accelerate her career, and the most important characteristic a male ally can learn to support women in the workplaceDiana shares her experience in attempting to stop work multiple times to be a full time Mum, and why she ended up returning back to workDiana provides some great practices she uses to manage her career in tech, with her duties as a MumShe shares her advice for women who experience guilt after returning from maternity leave, leaving their child at daycare, leaving work early, or missing their child when they’re sickHow Mulesoft helped expectant mothers and parentsThe benefits working mothers provide an organisationEpisode Resources
    Diana Tucker on LinkedInMulesoft Website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, InstagramWorking Mothers Course – Blissful Bread WinnerBook, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen CoveyBook, Thrive – Arianna HuffingtonBook, Shifting Gears – Robin Rose[Full Disclaimer: Some of these links may be affiliate links, which means we receive compensation, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase through the link.]
    Thank you for listening
    I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for taking the time to listen to the Females in Tech Show.
    My aim is to inspire and support you to reach your goals, and provide you with practical tips on how to be the best version of yourself.
    If you did enjoy the show, then I'd like to ask three things, so I can inspire and support more career motivated women ( and men).
    SUBSCRIBE: search for “The Females in Tech Show” in your favourite podcast app (eg. Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Stitcher), and subscribe to the show to ensure you never miss an episode.REVIEW: write a review for the show in your favourite podcast app telling us what you love, and also where we can improve.SHARE: this episode with friends and colleagues who might benefit from the content, as well as grow and support our community.How can we better serve you?
    Ultimately the show is for you, the females in tech community, which begs the question… How can we better serve you?
    Tell us what topics you’d like to learn more about, or will help advance your career in technology. Complete the form at this link and suggest a podcast topic.
    I’ll be sure to give you a shout out in the podcast episode if your topic is chosen.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Lozzzzza89 ,

Love this podcast

So grateful I stumbled on this podcast. I have binge watched every episode and can’t wait for the next one to be released. I don’t work in tech but this episode is for any career driven woman.

Vanna85 ,

Imposter Syndrome goodness

Hi Tamara,
Thank you so much for the great insight! I could relate in such a way to your « perfect timing experience ». I was recently put in situation that forced me to reconsider perfect timing and take the plunge in moving into a more sales aligned function after years in customer success. I saw sales as my next step for quite sometime but after a misaligned opportunity 1.5 years ago, kept pushing back on going for my dream role. Now pregnant, I decided nonetheless to try again :) this episode really encouraged me in believing in myself in the final stages of the interview process so thank you!

Mevrouw MJ ,

LOVED the episode with Heather Opdam

The energy, enthusiasm and connection you both have inspires me. Such a great episode on Mental Health and physical exercise!

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