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Alexis Raymond

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Alexis Raymond is a writer and editor for Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. She thinks it is one of the best jobs in the world because every day she talks to, meets, and writes about smart and dedicated people who are using technology to change the world – and that is the truth, not a cliché.

Alexis began her career as a print reporter and still loves writing compelling stories that people like to read and may even find inspiration in. Before joining Cisco’s CSR team, Alexis was the Director of Communications for RedRover, a U.S. nonprofit organization that provides emergency sheltering and disaster relief for animals, financial assistance for veterinary care, and humane education for elementary-age children. She has also been a writer, editor, project manager, and grammar cop for two universities, a hospital, a graphic design studio, and a Washington, DC-based media consulting firm.

When Alexis isn’t sitting at the computer or interviewing people in far-flung corners of the world via WebEx, she enjoys reading, traveling, planning to travel, biking, walking her dogs, cooking, and, not coincidentally, eating out. She is also a board member of the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition, a nonprofit that provides low-cost spay/neuter for low-income pet owners.

Articles

Why Latin America Should Embrace the Internet of Things

This post was written by Jordi Botifoll, President, Cisco Latin America, and originally published by the World Economic Forum Latin America faces major challenges in terms of development and competitiveness, but at the same time has a great opportunity to rethink its future and take huge steps forward. The next phase of the Internet, the Internet […]

Empowering “Makers” to Become Global Problem Solvers

Cisco is proud to be a presenting sponsor of MakerCon, which will bring together leaders in the “maker movement” on May 12 and 13 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California. If you’re unfamiliar with the maker movement, it is, as Joan Voight wrote in Adweek, “the umbrella term for independent inventors, […]

How a Mobile App Will Feed Many

This post was written by guest blogger Wesley King, a business systems analyst at Cisco It’s that time of year again. No, not quite Christmas in July; not Thanksgiving. Forget Daylight Savings Time, Memorial Day, and Bring your Daughter to Work Day. I’m talking about the time to give back. Here at Cisco, it’s a […]

5 Tips for Women Starting a Social Purpose Business

This post was written by guest blogger Heather Franzese, co-founder and executive director of Good World Solutions. I spoke recently at the...

#CiscoChat Recap: Why the World Needs More Girls in Tech

The number of women in the ICT workforce is unfortunately very low – hovering around 30 percent. But if the insightful feedback, eye-opening observations and...

3,000 Minds to Inspire

This story was originally posted on Cisco Employee Connection, Cisco’s internal employee news site. We are about to show more than 3,000 girls and young women around the world that they can be the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technologists—the dreamers and doers who will invent the future. In April and May, in […]

Technology Training Helps a University Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity in Nigeria

This blog was guest written by Renaldo Rheeder, director of professional and vocational development at the American University of Nigeria Nigeria has the highest number of children out of school, according to A World at School. Of the 57 million youngsters worldwide who are not receiving a formal education, more than 10 million live in Nigeria. […]

#CiscoChat: Why the World Needs More Girls in Tech

Did you know that women account for only 30 percent of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workforce? Or that they earn 57 percent of all U.S. undergraduate degrees, but only 18 percent of undergraduate computer and information sciences degrees? Though shattering the glass ceiling is almost always never easy, women around the world have made great […]

Building the Next Generation of IT Professionals at Cisco Live Australia 2015

This post was written by guest blogger Emma Reid, marketing manager for Cisco’s Social Innovation Group, Asia-Pacific region  Today’s Cisco Networking Academy students will become tomorrow’s IT professionals, using technology in innovative ways to solve social problems around the world. On Tuesday, about 500 of those students will attend Cisco Live in Melbourne, Australia, where they’ll […]