116: The Problem With Being the Only Woman in the Room

Truth is, it’s tough being the only woman in the room. 

We have to overcome some unique challenges to elevate our careers – 

Being seen and not heard

Doing more than our male peers

Sexism & microaggressions

Lack of role models

But don’t worry too much, my love. Because my guest, Micha Goebig, and I are here to help with our 3-part series on being the only woman in the room! 

Today for part 1, we are diving into the problem with being the only woman in the room. We’re sharing the FOUR blocks that could be keeping you from enjoying and excelling in your leadership career (and what to do about them!) because we know it can feel lonely and frustrating – but you do NOT need to apologize for feeling that way. We are with you, and we have some tips!

Ready for the tools you need to excel as the only woman in the room?

Let’s go to the show!

We dive into:

  • The FOUR barriers we experience as female leaders – and what to do about them!
  • What it really means to be “the only woman in the room”
  • The surprise results of our poll “what is the greatest challenge about being the only woman in the room?”
  • TWO important things you can start doing to make sure your voice is heard
  • Proof over promise – working harder than your male peers
  • Our superpower as female leaders (and why I DON’T want you to be more like your male peers!)
  • The 3 BIGGEST things you can do to overcome these blocks to your female leadership
  • And more

*Useful links**


Join us in the Leading Women in Tech Slack Community here.

If you are ready to uplevel your career, and get a boost (and a salary bump) by shortcutting your way to success, find out more about Toni’s Coaching at: https://tonicollis.com/workwithtoni 

Alternatively, go straight ahead and book a free Discovery Call, to find out more and discuss the type of support you would most benefit from: https://bit.ly/DiscoverToni

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