Jade Meara, Head of Marketing for Australia and New Zealand at F5, shares her thoughts on diversity in STEM careers and the importance of women leaders as role models


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Hear from F5 marketing manager for Australia and New Zealand

Jade Meara is Head of Marketing for Australia and New Zealand at F5 Networks. She was posed a question by Dynamic Business for it's Let's Talk forum: "What is the importance of having influential women in business?"

Jade gave a fantastic response.

Women leaders increase female representation in STEM careers

In her reply, Jade focused on the importance of diversity in STEM and how women leaders, as both role models and mentors, can inspire the next generation into STEM careers.

"The lack of female representation and leadership, especially in Australia’s STEM sector, continues to be a key problem—and the industry has a long way to go before fully achieving equality and true diversity," explains Jade.

"According to the FiTT 2018 Diversity Report, the average percentage of women occupying roles in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology Sectors sits at 26 per cent, with even less occupying Executive roles (23 per cent)," she says.

"Females in leadership roles are vital to dispelling the notion of a ‘glass ceiling’ in corporations, and also help connect female STEM talent to a new breed of mentors. It’s no wonder that only 48 per cent of Generation Z women (aged 16 to 24) believe they are capable of a STEM career," she adds.

"There is clear demand for influential women in business and the technology industry to take the lead and encourage the next generation of female talent to enter the STEM workforce."

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F5 Networks values diversity across its workforce and actively encourages talented female candidates to search and apply for exciting career opportunities in global locations such as Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Seattle, Singapore, London, Hyderabad, Warsaw and many more exciting places.

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