The Women in Business and Technology Podcast was created to showcase interviews with prominent women in business and tech roles and their allies, and coverage of programs disrupting inclusion in the workplace. Whether you’re just starting out in the tech industry, strategizing on how to get your next business role, or managing a woman for the first time, we’ll provide some great insights to support a great career and broader inclusion.
060 - Getting clear on values with Microsoft’s CMO Chris Capossela
Colleen and Sonia are officially closing up shop! This is the final episode of Women in Business & Technology. We’re celebrating with a phenomenal guest: Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer and committed ally, Chris Capossela. Chris shares more about his career as well as his broader team’s culture journey. Our hosts wrap with a conversation about legislation banning race-based hair discrimination.
059 - Building a modern union of women with The Riveter CEO Amy Nelson
Colleen and Sonia share their plans for closing out 2019. Colleen interviews Amy Nelson, the Founder and CEO of The Riveter, a modern union of women fighting together for equity of opportunity for all working women. They talk about Amy’s journey into entrepreneurship and positioning motherhood as a superpower to investors. Finally, our hosts wrap the show with a study that shows that women are addressed less often by their formal professional titles than their male counterparts.
058 - Committing to inclusive leadership with Author Jennifer Brown
Our hosts start the show with Sonia’s recap of a month on the road. Then, Colleen interviews Jennifer Brown, an award-winning entrepreneur, diversity & inclusion speaker, consultant, and author of the new book: How to Be an Inclusive Leader. The two discuss the responsibility of leaders to get educated on and invest in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Colleen and Sonia wrap with a conversation about a letter of solidarity from women members of parliament to Princess Meghan Markle.
057 - Securing the Seat with The Memo Founder and CEO Minda Harts
Our show starts with a segment spotlighting the Female Founders Alliance Ready Set Raise accelerator. Then, Microsoft Content Strategist Ashley Walls interviews Minda Harts—the Founder and CEO of The Memo. They discuss Minda’s new book, The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table in front of a live audience of Microsoft employees affiliated with Women@Microsoft and Blacks@Microsoft. Our hosts wrap the show with a conversation about the first all-woman spacewalk.
056 - Connecting global talent to opportunity with Legalpad COO Sara Itucas
Our hosts kick off the show by amplifying M12’s announcement of the second Female Founders Competition. Sonia interviews Mihika Iyer, a young podcaster who has been producing the show InspireHER. Then, Colleen has a conversation with Legalpad Co-founder and COO Sara Itucas about immigration, work visas, and the necessity of global talent. Finally, our hosts wrap with a conversation about a study that showed that startups with female founders raise more venture cash.
055 - Sharing the full picture with Grace Hopper Celebration Chair Vidya Srinivasan
Sonia provides a recap on the recent #MicrosoftEvent in New York City where seven new Surface products were revealed. Colleen interviews Microsoft Senior Program Manager of Mixed Reality, AR, and VR and General Chair of the Grace Hopper Celebration, Vidya Srinivasan. Finally, our hosts wrap up the show with a conversation about gender diversity on boards, and how important it is to actual board directors.