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1. Tell us something about your childhood. What values had been instilled in you that helped you excel later in your life?

I grew up with a large, very close family, but mostly as an only child. I think that translates in a professional sense that I have a strong desire to be an individual contributor, but also have a strong notion of team and collective success.

2. When did you discover your passion for technology?

To be honest, my passion is not in technology, but in problem-solving. Technology leveraged to solve a business problem or to give people more capacity is what I really enjoy.

3. How would you define success?

Solving problems and making people’s lives better, whether customers or co-workers.

4. Looking back on your journey and knowing what you know now, what is one piece of advice you would have given yourself along the way?

Don’t be afraid to take the reins and lead the charge.

5. How can more women shatter the glass ceiling in their careers?

Be authentic, but also look for opportunities to get out of your comfort zone and grow.

6. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #EmbraceEquity – Through equity, we can reach equality. Could you share your thoughts on what steps corporates can take to #EmbraceEquity?

Personally, equality isn’t necessarily a goal because we are all so different. Our varied perspectives and lenses each provide different insights. Equity of opportunity to share those should be the goal of any organization looking for optimal solutions. People should look for opportunities outside of their experience to both learn and share their perspectives. Organizations should look for the best variety of perspectives if they seek the most well-rounded and thoughtful solutions.


Julie Mooney

Julie Mooney works at the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank as a Director of Product Management. Over her 19 years with AgFirst, she has worked as a business analyst, data warehouse analyst and modeler, and product manager.