At Inspirefest 2015, Ixia president and CEO Bethany Mayer retired the old ‘glass ceiling’ metaphor for something more suitable: the glass maze. During her keynote, she offered 15 sound pieces of career advice for women making their way through this complex construct towards a leadership goal.

She also spoke about her interest in technology and how as a 21-year-old she found the start of her passion working on radar-absorbing materials on aircraft before working on early mobile computers or ‘laptops’ with Apple and “building the Internet” with Cisco.