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More than 1.8 million veterans are women – the highest number ever in American history. On September 8 Cisco participated in New York Fashion Week as one of several campaign supporters of Fatigues to Fabulous (F2F), a national campaign established to honor and support female veterans.

Photo Caption: Cisco’s Michael Veysey, Director of Veterans Programs (Left) and Patrick Finn, Vice President U.S. Federal (Right) join four of the veteran ambassadors who were honored at the event.

Many women veterans face serious challenges obtaining housing, employment training as well as continuing psychological and physical healthcare.  F2F’s mission is to initiate a national dialogue on the issues affecting military women as well as raise funds to support research and services. 

This event is one of several initiatives by Cisco to provide education, training and employment resources to help male and female veterans transition home and join the civilian workforce.

“Our veterans have made significant sacrifices for our country and face some unique challenges as they transition back to civilian life. Cisco is proud to support events like F2F in addition to other programs that put veterans back on a path to careers outside of the military; whether in technology or other industries,”  said Michael Veysey, Cisco’s new Director of Veterans Programs.

Cisco’s commitment to helping U.S. veterans transition home includes a series of programs geared towards training, mentoring and building new skills as well as matching knowledge and expertise to open employment opportunities within the company. Next on the calendar will be a Veterans Corporate Technology Day (VCTD) which will be hosted on Oct. 18 on the Cisco Lawrenceville, Georgia campus; other major Cisco sites will be hosting VCTDs on the same date. Please contact us if you are interested in participating. 

Over the coming months look for additional blog entries where we share more about our programs and the key initiatives to help veterans transitioning  to civilian life.

Stay connected and continue the conversation with the Cisco Government team on twitter @CiscoGovt.

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