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Del Mar bodysurfing world champion Meredith Rose barrels through waves, glass ceilings

Del Mar bodysurfing world champion Meredith Rose barrels through waves, glass ceilings

Tech jobs are tough. Software engineers answer to demanding clients. They are almost always on deadline. Competition for top jobs is fierce. The male-dominated profession is even tougher for women.

Welcome to Meredith Rose’s world.

“I’ve had to work harder to gain acceptance to prove that I’m very capable of doing this job and excelling at this job,” Rose said.

Rose has excelled as a network design engineer, staring down challenges since she started out in the mid 1990s.

That same fearlessness and drive has helped her navigate the choppy waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Last month, Rose won her third bodysurfing world championship title in her age division at the...

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