40 min

The Power of Leadership Advocacy and Allyship in the Technology Industry w/ Vicki Wright Hamilton Lead at the Top of Your Game

    • Management

It can be challenging being a woman of color in a largely male dominated industry. According to research by the Washington Post, only 8 percent of “C-suite” executives are people of color and according to Korn Ferry, women make up only 25% of C-suite executives, with most of them being in HR.
Vicki Wright Hamilton has walked in both those shoes and says she has the battle scars to show for it. However, she was successful in carving out a pathway of hope and shares with us how she survived the challenges of making it to the C-suite, as a woman of color in Tech, and why it is critical for all leaders to not forget to be allies for the next generation.
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Full show notes, links to resources mentioned and other compelling episodes can be found at http://leadyourgamepodcast.com./ (http://LeadYourGamePodcast.com.) (Click magnifying icon at top right and type “Vicki”)
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ABOUT VICKI WRIGHT HAMILTON:
As the Founder and CEO of VWH Consulting, Vicki wears several hats. She serves as a senior technology strategist, change management advisor, and executive leadership coach. She has over 30 years experience and prides herself with having the gift and expertise of advancing technology organizations and people that lead them.
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR:How Vicki set the stage for being promoted every few years during her career.
A great way to handle push-back from your boss when they don't agree with you.
Vicki's addition to the LATTOYG Playbook

FEATURED TIMESTAMPS:[00:54] Vicki shares her background and the unique nickname her grandkids call her
[03:26] How Vicki struggled to get to the C-Suite
[07:00] Vicki's entry into the LATTOYG leadership playbook: The power of the advocacy of having professional sponsors
[09:47] Story of Vicki pushing back against her boss which caused her to lose her job (and why she was happy about it
[15:26] Which of the leadership tactics Vicki used and loved
[17:43] One of Vicki’s favorite books: "https://amzn.to/3PQZOAD (Play like a man; win like a woman)" by Gail Evans
[23:07] The story of how Vicki started her multi-faceted technology consulting firm.
[28:20] Signature Segment: Full Disclosure
[37:10] Signature Segment: Karan’s Take
LINKS FOR VICKI WRIGHT HAMILTON:
– https://www.linkedin.com/company/vwh-consulting (LinkedIn)
– https://facebook.com/vickiwhamilton1 (Facebook)
– https://instagram.com/vickiwhamilton/ (Instagram)
– https://twitter.com/vickiwhamilton (Twitter)
– https://youtube.com/channel/UC2fw677Ob4kWgB2zCLW5AcQ/playlists (Vicki’s Youtube Shows): “Hidden Stories, Healed Now” and Strategic Minds: Making Money Moves”


PEOPLE and RESOURCES MENTIONED:
– Overview: http://bit.ly/DevelopYourGame (The Lead at the Top of Your Game Leadership Development Experience)
– Vicki’s Book: https://amzn.to/3cAd51Q (Game Face: Corporate Success Strategies of a Trail-Blazing Tech Warrior)
– Book: https://amzn.to/3zpktGm (Brene Brown)
– Book: https://amzn.to/3PQZOAD (Play like a man; win like a woman by Gail Evans )


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR YOU:
– Article: https://www.kornferry.com/insights/this-week-in-leadership/women-in-leadership-2019-statistics#:~:text=Women%20now%20hold%2025%25%20of,largest%20corporations%20across%20eight%20industries (Women C-Suite Ranks Nudge Up—a Tad)...

It can be challenging being a woman of color in a largely male dominated industry. According to research by the Washington Post, only 8 percent of “C-suite” executives are people of color and according to Korn Ferry, women make up only 25% of C-suite executives, with most of them being in HR.
Vicki Wright Hamilton has walked in both those shoes and says she has the battle scars to show for it. However, she was successful in carving out a pathway of hope and shares with us how she survived the challenges of making it to the C-suite, as a woman of color in Tech, and why it is critical for all leaders to not forget to be allies for the next generation.
------------
Full show notes, links to resources mentioned and other compelling episodes can be found at http://leadyourgamepodcast.com./ (http://LeadYourGamePodcast.com.) (Click magnifying icon at top right and type “Vicki”)
Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review and share!
JUST FOR YOU: Increase your leadership acumen by identifying your personal Leadership Trigger. https://shockinglydifferent.com/trigger (Take my free my free quiz) and instantly receive your 5-page report .
Need to up-level your workforce or execute strategic People initiatives? Contact us at https://shockinglydifferent.com/contact (https://shockinglydifferent.com/contact) or tweet https://twitter.com/KaranRhodes (@KaranRhodes).
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ABOUT VICKI WRIGHT HAMILTON:
As the Founder and CEO of VWH Consulting, Vicki wears several hats. She serves as a senior technology strategist, change management advisor, and executive leadership coach. She has over 30 years experience and prides herself with having the gift and expertise of advancing technology organizations and people that lead them.
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR:How Vicki set the stage for being promoted every few years during her career.
A great way to handle push-back from your boss when they don't agree with you.
Vicki's addition to the LATTOYG Playbook

FEATURED TIMESTAMPS:[00:54] Vicki shares her background and the unique nickname her grandkids call her
[03:26] How Vicki struggled to get to the C-Suite
[07:00] Vicki's entry into the LATTOYG leadership playbook: The power of the advocacy of having professional sponsors
[09:47] Story of Vicki pushing back against her boss which caused her to lose her job (and why she was happy about it
[15:26] Which of the leadership tactics Vicki used and loved
[17:43] One of Vicki’s favorite books: "https://amzn.to/3PQZOAD (Play like a man; win like a woman)" by Gail Evans
[23:07] The story of how Vicki started her multi-faceted technology consulting firm.
[28:20] Signature Segment: Full Disclosure
[37:10] Signature Segment: Karan’s Take
LINKS FOR VICKI WRIGHT HAMILTON:
– https://www.linkedin.com/company/vwh-consulting (LinkedIn)
– https://facebook.com/vickiwhamilton1 (Facebook)
– https://instagram.com/vickiwhamilton/ (Instagram)
– https://twitter.com/vickiwhamilton (Twitter)
– https://youtube.com/channel/UC2fw677Ob4kWgB2zCLW5AcQ/playlists (Vicki’s Youtube Shows): “Hidden Stories, Healed Now” and Strategic Minds: Making Money Moves”


PEOPLE and RESOURCES MENTIONED:
– Overview: http://bit.ly/DevelopYourGame (The Lead at the Top of Your Game Leadership Development Experience)
– Vicki’s Book: https://amzn.to/3cAd51Q (Game Face: Corporate Success Strategies of a Trail-Blazing Tech Warrior)
– Book: https://amzn.to/3zpktGm (Brene Brown)
– Book: https://amzn.to/3PQZOAD (Play like a man; win like a woman by Gail Evans )


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR YOU:
– Article: https://www.kornferry.com/insights/this-week-in-leadership/women-in-leadership-2019-statistics#:~:text=Women%20now%20hold%2025%25%20of,largest%20corporations%20across%20eight%20industries (Women C-Suite Ranks Nudge Up—a Tad)...

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