199: From Glass Ceiling to Glass Microphone: How Women Can Break Through Communication Barriers in Tech Leadership

The glass ceiling concept is well known in the world of work, especially in male-dominated fields like tech. But what about its lesser-known counterpart – the glass microphone?


Many of us have felt the frustration of not being heard or taken seriously, our ideas dismissed before we can fully express them. This glass microphone barrier can hurt our career advancement and lead to stress and burnout.

Let’s talk about how you can break through this communication barrier in your tech leadership!


In today’s episode, I explore how to recognize the presence of the glass microphone and why honing your communication skills is crucial as a woman in tech. From strategies for thinking on your feet to navigating gender biases in communication, I give you practical tips to break the glass microphone and ensure you are heard at work. 


I dive into:

  • How to know if you are dealing with a glass microphone
  • Gender biases in communication and why you need to make sure to “take the credit” in your career
  • The 3 KEYS to breaking the glass microphone
  • Communication must-haves for women in tech: tailoring communication, my “think on your feet” formula, and more!

**Useful links**

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