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F5 is on a mission to encourage more women of color into tech

F5 is on a mission to encourage more women of color into tech

 November 28, 2019

F5 Networks is proud to champion women in tech and to make steps towards diversifying an industry that needs unique perspectives to create and innovate.

F5 is part of the Reboot Representation Coalition, which is celebrating its first anniversary. The coalition is a multi-million dollar effort to double the number of Black, Latinx, and Native American women graduating with computing degrees by 2025. It currently has fifteen partners and over sixteen million dollars committed through 2021 working in service of this goal.

"Black, Latinx and Native American women are underrepresented in tech. As part of Reboot Represent, we’re investing in critical pathways women and girls need to thrive in computing to empower the tech industry’s next generation," F5 stated.

Achieving gender and racial parity in tech

Despite ongoing and visible efforts to achieve gender and racial parity across sectors, the Reboot Representation Coalition states there is an equity problem in the tech industry that especially impacts underrepresented women of color. According to the coalition, over the past decade, the percentage of Black, Latinx, and Native American female students receiving computer and information sciences degrees fell by nearly 40 per cent. 

Reboot coalition companies - including F5 - are making collective efforts to improve representation through philanthropic investments. To mark the anniversary, the coalition released a round-up of its first-year achievements, including the WiTNY (Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York) Summer Guild program - for which no experience is required and which encourages students from all backgrounds.

F5 women are proud to work for a progressive employer

The Reboot Representation Coalition is one of many gender diversity initiatives that F5 - along with its employees - is involved with. Among the other activities that women working with F5 are proud to be a part of is the Girls Who Code program.

"Diversity that is celebrated and empowered creates an environment that makes us better humans and professionals. Working where you can unapologetically come as you are is how it should be. Glad to be at F5 Networks where this is the case," said F5's Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer, Mika Yamamoto.

Kickstart your tech career with F5 Networks

Women at F5 are proud of the work they do and want to use their tech skills to help further women thrive in the tech industry.

If you want to make a difference in your career, search and apply for a job at F5 today.


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