Mate Affiliates interviews Maddison Newton for IWD

Mate Affiliates interviews Maddison Newton for IWD

Mate Affiliates interviews Maddison Newton for IWD

On International Women’s Day Mate Affiliates conducted an interview with one of its Affiliate Managers, Maddison Newton, who talked a bit about her initial challenges in the gambling industry and shared her insights on how she achieved success.

Please share a bit about your current position in the industry and what it involves.

I have worked with Mate Affiliates as an Affiliate Manager for just over 4 years now. It has been a period full of challenges and achievements which has helped me progress to the top one step at a time.

The position of an affiliate manager requires quite a few practical and technical skills, with both categories going hand-in-hand. As an example, someone who isn’t good at connecting with others would have a hard time negotiating professionally.

What is the role of women in the gambling sector and how can more women be encouraged to join the industry?

Women’s jobs in our industry and constantly expanding and gaining more traction. One of the best ways of encouraging more women to join the industry is to share our success stories and set ourselves as examples newcomers can look up to and be inspired by.

How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance and moderate stress levels?

The line between my personal and professional lives has become quite blurry over the years. A lot of my coworkers are also my friends, and I spend time with them in both professional and personal capacities.

On the other hand, maintaining healthy stress levels has been somewhat of a struggle for me. However, thanks to the incredibly talented and skilled people that I work with on a daily basis, I have been able to stay motivated and overcome challenges.

Have you experienced any specific challenges as a woman in the gambling industry? If yes, how did you overcome them?

My first days in the industry were not easy as an introverted woman, as communicating with my colleagues was difficult for me, both online and in person. However, over time and over repeated exposure to my fears, I managed to overcome that challenge and gain more confidence.

What piece of advice would you offer to women who may want to enter the gambling industry?

Our sector’s future is looking quite bright as the overwhelming majority of the industry is embracing gender equity and is welcoming more and more women every year. My advice would be to be the best version of yourself, set ambitious goals, and most importantly, protect your rights.

How do you think the industry will change over the future few years, and how will this affect your position?

The industry has been growing rapidly over the past few years, and I think this trend will only keep speeding up over the next years as newly regulated markets open and gambling demand grows around the world.

In terms of my position, I think affiliate managers will need to be willing to adapt to new technologies and trends to be able to deliver higher-quality services.

Lastly, celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day, what message would you like to direct to women aiming to change their industries for the better?

Stay dedicated to your goals, don’t let others bring you down, and remember that if you can believe something, you can achieve it.

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