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March 9, 2016, Article

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ExchangeWire: Inspirational Women in Technology

Women make it in technology. It happens every day. Deservedly so, the spotlight has historically focused on high-profile women, such as Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg, whose positions at the top of the technology world is lauded as the universal goal for women in the industry.

Yet, such lofty aspirations can seem overwhelming for women hoping to embark on a career in technology. The reality is, there are a number of equally inspirational and successful female professionals throughout the industry, who have faced and conquered the challenges posed by working in the technology sector, and are still doing it today.

However, there are still perceived obstacles for women trying to succeed in, what is often considered, a male-dominated industry. Here are four pieces of valuable advice from women in technology, for women in technology.

Age is no barrier when it comes to your career
Frith Farmar, Senior Director, Global Account Strategy, MediaMath

“Whether you’re young or old, or somewhere between the two, never make the mistake of assuming that your age defines you or dictates the value you can add to a business. When I was in my twenties, I was offered the opportunity to leave my life in London and move to Singapore to open the APAC headquarters of a leading technology company. As a young woman, this was a great chance to progress in my career. Seizing the opportunity gave me the chance to speak at major industry events, have my digital marketing expertise published in magazines, and even educate local marketers on key digital developments. My story is proof that, no matter how old you are, it’s the value that you bring to a business – and the opportunities you grasp – that define you. Your age does not dictate your ability to succeed and accomplish great things.”

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