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Ixia President and CEO, Bethany Mayer, and CMO, Marie Hattar, Named Finalists in 13th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted 10/11/2016

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 2016-- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, announced that Bethany Mayer, president and chief executive officer (CEO), was selected as a finalist for the Female Executive of the Year - Business Services - 11 to 2,500 employees, and Marie Hattar, Ixia’s CMO, was selected as a finalist in the Female Executive of the Year - Business Products - 11 to 2,500 Employees - Computer Services and Computer Software for the 2016 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

“It is such an honor to be selected again this year as a finalist in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” stated Bethany Mayer, president and CEO of Ixia. “I am especially proud of my colleague at Ixia, Marie Hattar, who is also a finalist this year, as the quality of her work and commitment to elevating the Ixia brand on a worldwide basis deserves recognition.”

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators of the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 18. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A. and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream and the pre-show from the red carpet will be streamed on the Stevie Awards’ Facebook feed.

“I am delighted to be a finalist at this year’s Stevie Awards, and be among many of the finest female executives around the world,” said Marie Hattar, chief marketing officer for Ixia. “Ixia is one of the most innovative and dynamic companies in the industry today. Being a member of the management team tasked with guiding its future direction has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

The Stevie Awards received over 1,500 entries this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Finalists were chosen by more than 110 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging October 17-26.

“In the 13th year of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the judges were very impressed with the quality of each nomination that qualified as a Stevie Finalist. The competition has grown each year because there are so many high-achieving women all over the world, who serve as an inspiration to those who would like to start, grow or lead a business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We look forward to recognizing these outstanding women in New York on November 18th.”

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Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) provides testing, visibility and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger. Learn more at

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