Ep 93 - Succeeding in a male-dominated environment with Sandra Francis

Uncategorized Apr 25, 2022


Are you a woman working in a technical or male-dominated environment (or both!)?  If so, this week’s episode is for you.

I talk to Sandra Francis, an accredited coach who helps technical leaders to become confident and inspiring leaders. Sandra spent 25 years working in challenging technical environments and was often the solo female voice amongst the leadership.

We discuss:

  • Sandra’s career experiences in both technical and male-dominated environments
  • How to lead and support teams and senior leadership through organisational change
  • Ways technical leaders can be more people-centric in their team management
  • Being heard, being yourself and getting support as a woman in a male-dominated workplace



Sandra is an AOEC accredited coach, her focus is in helping technical leaders get out of their comfort zone and develop their skills to become confident and inspiring leaders, enabling them to accelerate their careers.

So often the sole female voice, early in her career, her passion now is aligning technical and business expertise with people centric leadership. Having held senior positions and collaborated with leaders at all levels of the organisation, she has a unique insight into the skills required for strong leadership.



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As well as coaching women leaders to have more influence, make more impact and be kinder to themselves in my programme Influence & Impact, I also give keynote speeches and trainings to organisations wanting to develop women in leadership roles.

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