As we continue to look at the many interesting and unique employees that shape Cisco and make it the company it is today, our next highlighted employee is Erica Ganz, Executive Assistant to SVP Manny Rivelo. Erica has many great stories during her past three years working at Cisco, but her fondest memory of the company is actually during her first few months. She was only working at Cisco for three months when she found out she was pregnant and that there were complications with her pregnancy. Everyone at Cisco including her direct boss were incredibly supportive, understanding and helped her in anyway they could. Thankfully, the complications were not as serious as they originally thought and Erica’s daughter today is a happy 1 1/2 year old, but Erica will always take away what a tight-knit and family environment Cisco is.
The impact Ganz sees Cisco having in the next 25 years is our “humanitarian expectation and strong positive footprint in helping others.” She cites the recent devasting earthquake in Haiti and how the very next day after the quake happened, Cisco was already developing plans and sending out notices to employees on how they could help with the effort. This support that Cisco gives not only to its employees, but others around the world is something that Ganz sees as making one of the biggest impacts in the future.
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