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F5s Jade Meara featured for IWD as a female tech leader

F5's Jade Meara featured for IWD as a female tech leader

 March 11, 2020

For International Women's Day, F5 Networks' Head of Marketing for Australia and New Zealand, Jade Meara, was celebrated in two well-known publications.

Jade shared her top tip for female business leaders with Business Insider Australia and was also interviewed by IT Brief about her views on women in technology.

Jade is in charge of running marketing strategy at F5. She joined the company from Nutanix with over 12 years' industry experience. Jade has also held marketing roles at Ingram Micro, IBM, Konica Minolta and Pure Storage.

Don't be afraid of failure

“My advice for women in technology is to turn their fear of failure into fearless action and never shy away from being bold, confident and strong-willed,” Jade told Business Insider Australia.

Read the full Business Insider Australia article and gain insight from further women leaders.

Tenacity and perseverance are key

"I’m a huge believer in the concept that 'your attitude governs your future'. Those who persist, in my opinion, overcome. I was once told early in my IT career by an interviewer at a potential employer that for what I lacked in experience, I made up for in tenacity. I didn’t get that job, but I continued to persist and tenaciously strive for excellence and advancement in my field," Jade told IT Brief.

"It’s been cited that men apply for a job or promotion when they meet only 60 per cent of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100 per cent of them. So tenacity and perseverance are absolutely key when it comes to females competing against men for similar roles in a male-dominated industry like tech. We need to teach young women the importance of a positive mindset, healthy self-esteem and a confident attitude."

Read Jade's full interview with IT Brief where she discusses how more women can be encouraged into technology.

Join impressive women like Jade at F5

F5 Networks values diversity across its workforce and actively encourages female candidates to search and apply for exciting career opportunities.


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