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Cisco Named a Top 50 Company for Female Executives

Cisco was recently named to the National Association for Female Executives’ (NAFE) list of Top 50 Companies for Executive Women. The list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women’s advancement and whose numbers at the highest levels of leadership demonstrate that commitment.

In the article that accompanied the list, NAFE highlighted our Inclusion Advocacy Program (IAP), which paired high-potential employees with senior executives from other business units, who not only mentor the individual, but also become an advocate for that person’s professional development.

As our Chief Diversity Officer Marilyn Nagel describes it, “At (Cisco), up-and-comers get extreme exposure at the global enterprise level.”

Cisco is extremely proud and feels privileged to be recognized on this list.

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21 Comments.


  1. this is great, it seems that companies are gradually getting their business ethics in gear and moving (slowly) in the right direction.

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  2. Excellent news. Its great to hear that cisco is is creating an environment that allows women to advance. Thanks for this post.

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  3. Congradulations for being named in the Top 50

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  4. Congrutulations for the nomination, good to see politics that equals women oportunities in this level of workforce.

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  5. congratulation for cisco that to be Top 50 Companies for Executive Women. i hope your IAP will be the best

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  6. My day job (which I’d rather not disclose) has serious issues with men dominating senior positions, even though there are a considerable amount of very capable women who have been consistently denied the positions for one reason or another. Congrats to Cisco for this accomplishment.

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  7. Cisco is a leading provider of networking solution and it has its branches in major cities. The working environment is also absolutely good in Cisco and it is also a great experience to work there.

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  8. Hey Ken : “At (Cisco), up-and-comers get extreme exposure at the global enterprise level.” sounds really , nice congratulation on this … hope we can achieve it too!

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  9. I’m glad to see that women are making progress at companies. I look forward to the day when executive levels mirror the diversity of today’s workforce. As a matter of fact, I look forward to the day when Government – Congress and especially the Senate are more representative of our diverse nation. I’d love to see a study on THAT.

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  10. This is a good thing. While a lot of companies, well take that back, almost ALL companies have a policy in place to look like they are friendly to women and minorities, when you look at the numbers they tell otherwise. The old addage, talk is cheap, is very true here. It is good to see that Cisco not only talks the talk, but walks the walk!

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  11. I think it’s good to have more female executives. It adds a female touch and there is more balance in the work place.

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  12. It’s good to know that women power are truthfully recognize in the business. It only shows that potentials of women has the power also to run an industry.

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  13. I feel so proud as woman, when I read this Thank you :)

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  14. Cisco just isn’t a great company for femlate executives, it’s for everybody!

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  15. Congratulations . it’s a big news of a big company like cisco :)

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  16. Congrats.This is great for Cisco

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  17. I’m so glad to read that some female executives are doing well in a company such as CISCO.

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  18. Hey this is great to hear actually! I’m impressed – it’s hard enough being a woman executive, good to see a company that’s focused on it!- Nancy

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  19. It’s a great pleasure for me as for a woman to hear about such things. Being a successful business woman is a tough task for females nowadays. And the deal is not only about personal treats of character but also about proper education.My sincere congrats to Cisco!

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  20. Well done Cicso. It’s good to be known as a company that supports female executives. A balanced management seems to be working well for you!

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  21. Hello, My name is Jon. Congratulations to the top 50 cisco company Female Executives. And think cisco will make significant contributions.

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