Inspire and connect women, celebrate achievements, encourage more women into technical and leadership roles, recruit men to be advocates for women, make a measurable difference. We can’t wait for the day when we don’t have to talk about it anymore. Until then we want to do more and say less. Because, gender equality: its not just good business, its good for business.
At Cisco, we are not sitting around and waiting. We are casting a wide net by looking at all disciplines. Bring your curiosity, desire, ambitions! Our culture is about bringing in the best talent, we conform to who you are instead of asking you to conform.
Think of the most significant inventions and business achievements of the last 15 years, and it becomes clear how much IT has shaped the world. Facebook, Google, the iPhone (and most other devices from Apple), 4G / emerging 5G mobile connectivity, all define possibilities in how we connect with others and interact today.
Over the next few years wearable technology, 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality will all make big strides. The Internet of Everything (where every device, thing, can communicate automatically, be it a smart-phone or a smart-fridge) will continue to grow, further binding our consumer existence to technology.
A career at Cisco could put you at the forefront of these important advances, changing people’s lives in dramatic ways.
Cisco technology has been pivotal to the development of our Internet. As we move to Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Cyber-security, the sky is the limit of the possibilities for you as technologists.
Accept the challenge of joining the Internet of Women at Cisco to invent together and moreover, to truly change the way we live, work and play.
If you want to make a difference and have impact visit the Cisco team at the IEEE-WIE Conference. Hack with us on April 26: IEEE-Cisco Micro Hackathon. Meet with people outside of your regular work and collaborate with people you just met. Have fun developing ideas and your entry could win you a prize. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cisco-wise-ieee-wie-ieee-cybersecurity-micro-hackathon-tickets-16052593740
We are excited about the forthcoming IEEE Women in Engineering Conference to be held in San Jose, California, April 23-25
We look forward to welcoming you!
Liz Centoni and Monique Morrow, Co-Cisco Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Exec Sponsors
Guest Blog and Interview by Anuja Singh
Welcome to our monthly Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CEWN) segment about role models. We all make resolutions and set goals to improve ourselves– but somewhere along the way, life interrupts our plans, we find ourselves juggling different priorities and invariably things get dropped. In this segment, you’ll find inspiration from ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary results. Everyone featured in this series has faced challenges and opportunities that the rest of us can identify with; let’s draw inspiration from the choices they made and aspire to the outcomes they created.
Rima leads the New York Enterprise Sales business for Cisco, which consists of large Fortune 500 companies in the NY Metro area. Rima brings a wealth of diverse experiences to the business having worked in Read More »
Tags: Carpe Diem, CEWN, Cisco, Cisco Empowered Women's Network, role models
Information Technology is notorious for being one of the most male dominated sectors and has been since the field’s beginnings. Despite many attempts to attract more women into the technology world (for example, Apple and Facebook offer to freeze eggs for female employees, Microsoft supports girls aged 13 years and above to attend their DigiGirlz High Tech Camp program, and every year, Cisco participates in Girls in ICT day by inviting young females on our campuses to give them hands-on exposure to our latest technology), Silicon Valley’s tech giants are still struggling, as the numbers show.
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Guest Blog and Interview by Christine Morgner
Olivia Shen Green was a valued member of Cisco for 8 years in various organizations including Supply Chain Management, Acquisition Integration, and the Office of Inclusion & Collaboration Group. Recently Olivia left Cisco to pursue another opportunity.
During Olivia’s fearless pursuit to Connect, Empower, & Inspire women in the technology world, she founded the first women’s conference at Cisco. In part, Olivia’s inspiration came from her mentor and manager at the time, Sonar Thekdi. Olivia credits Sonar as being a role model for how to be your authentic self. Sonar had her back when the Women in Technology Forum was just a dream and assisted in securing senior leadership approval.
Olivia gathered passionate and outstanding leaders throughout Cisco Read More »
Tags: Be Fearless, Cisco Empowered Women's Network, connected women, Fearless Female, WOI2015, Women of Impact Conference 2015
In just a few short days, thousands of women and men across the globe will come together for Women of Impact seeking to connect with each other, develop new perspectives and possibilities, and inspire bold action and exponential growth. I can’t think of a place I’d rather be – together – with all of you!
Experts tell us that the transformational impact of any event of this magnitude begins the moment we each register. It’s true, isn’t it? My mind is already abuzz with thoughts of what being fearless means to me and Read More »
Tags: Be Fearless, Cisco Empowered Women's Network, Fearless Female, Office of Inclusion & Diversity, WOI2015, Women of Impact Conference