The demand for CyberSecurity professionals began to overtake the supply of talent 4-5 years ago. The estimated world-wide shortage is one million skilled security professionals. The sophistication and growth in number cyber attacks have outpaced the industries’ ability to respond in a timely manner.
With the Internet of Everything and cloud computing, CyberSecurity must be foundational as a strategy for enterprises.
Did you know that The 2014 Cisco Annual Security Report estimated the worldwide shortage of skilled security professionals to approximate 1 million people?
Today, women only make up 10-11% of the people working in cyber security, yet Read More »
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This blog post was written by Priscila David in collaboration with Emily Griffin, Anuja Singh and Rima Alameddine
Today. Tomorrow. Transformed. This was the theme of the second annual Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CiscoEWN) forum at Cisco Live. And what a great week of transformation it was, and a great way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cisco Live! Sorry for the long blog post, but it was an exciting week for us!
CiscoEWN is a global community of highly motivated, professional women, as well as a forum for Cisco customers, partners and employees to network and motivate one another at Cisco Live and in virtual and live events throughout the year. Our founders and Executive Sponsors highlight our goals for CiscoEWN at Cisco Live US in San Francisco this year:
CiscoEWN sponsored several activities during the week each of which gave the opportunity for women in technology and our male allies to gather together and network, learn from and empower each other.
We kicked off the week with the CiscoEWN Forum on Sunday, a four-hour event with a packed agenda of mentoring sessions, panels, and keynotes. Here’s a recap of the afternoon:
- Over 450 men and women, including Cisco employees, customers and partners, attended (up from 250 attendees last year!).
- 50 executive mentors shared life experiences and offered advice in an icebreaker mentoring session with attendees.
- Cisco President and COO Gary Moore shared his thoughts on why diversity and inclusion is important for business.
- Padmasree Warrior, Cisco CTSO, shared insights about her personal transformational journey. She asked the audience to reflect, Read More »
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This blog post was written by Priscila David in collaboration with Anuja Singh and Rima Alameddine
Exactly one year ago, during the launch of the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network at Cisco Live Orlando, we asked the audience: “What would you do if you were not afraid?” On that day, we couldn’t have imagined the incredible journey we would take in answering that question and, ultimately, in building the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CiscoEWN).
CiscoEWN was created out of a collaboration between myself, Priscila David (Director, Systems Engineering, US Commercial East); Rima Alameddine (Sales Director, Enterprise NY); and Anuja Singh (Manager, Systems Engineering, Public Sector). All three of us work in the field sales organization at Cisco and have daily interactions with customers and partners. We realized that Read More »
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On March 27 2013 I had the opportunity to participate at Cisco’s Women in Technology Forum with the theme, “Think Big, Play Big!”
The event was particularly poignant as it was held under the publicity from Sheryl Sandberg’s provocative book and movement “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”
Our CEO John Chambers kicked the Forum off with a welcome video. There were 41 Cisco execs at this venue and what can I say, an excellent start! Moving forward, I am excited that Cisco will be active globally in the celebration of Girls in ICT Day on April 25 2013. Further, I will have an opportunity to represent Cisco at the afternoon session, European Parliamentary hearing on Women in ICT.
The topic that I will address is most relevant today , “Women in ICT Careers, How to Explore Female Talent?” Read More »
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