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Secrets of Their Success: Interviews with Three Female Executives

August 26, 2009
at 12:00 pm PST

CRN recently released its Most Powerful Women in the Channel list, highlighting the top 100 most influential women. We’re proud to see a large group of Cisco women represented on a list of phenomenal women who have risen the ranks at companies large and small. To honor the women on this list and inspire future generations of leaders, we sat down with three of Cisco’s top female channel executives — Wendy Bahr, Celia Harper-Guerra, and Luanne Tierney — and talked with them about their careers, their mentors, inspirations, and what helps them make it through a tough day.

Now it’s your turn:Who inspires you? What is your mantra? Who has been your role model?What leadership programs have you been involved with?Have you had a mentor?We’d love to hear from men and women alike!

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6 Comments.


  1. Sigh, wish I was as successful too.

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  2. Thanks for posting this, it’s great to see news like this.

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  3. My mom is a most powerful women in the planet

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  4. My wife is most phenomenal women

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  5. I taught my little sister(Luanne Tierney,VP Channel Marketing at Cisco)to ride a pushbike when she was seven years old. Maybe,then, she could teach me what a channel is because some day we might need one here in Australia. Cheers.

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  6. Congrats, Wendy, Luanne, Dawn, Julie and Maryann…well deserved recognition.All the best as you begin the new year…Bob

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