Diversity and inclusive culture as a solution to building better products, with Roxy Stimpson - Head of Innovation, VP of Engineering @F5


Sep 21 2023 • 36 mins

Our guest today is Roxy Stimpson, Head of Innovation, Vice President of Engineering in the Office of the CTO at F5, who leads a charter to accelerate the pace and impact of innovation at F5. Before F5, Roxy was the CTO of IoT World Labs leading global teams to create, build, and launch an innovative digital data transformation SaaS platform serving various industries, including transportation, manufacturing, and supply chain.

Her mission is to inspire and empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

She advocates leveraging technology, lean-agile processes, and machine and human connections to deliver tangible positive impacts.

This awesome episode is filled with golden nuggets on how to crate a culture of inclusion and support, where asking questions is welcomed.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The importance of mentorship
  • Diversity as a solution to building better products
  • The ripple effect of good and bad leadership
  • Importance of the right set up when getting higher in your career
  • Train the trainer model
  • Creating the muscle - calling out things that are not right. The “Yes and” tactic
  • Being the first anchor: if you in minority - does not mean you do not belong. Means you can create the tribe.

Soak in the learnings and approach to leadership from Roxy!

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