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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.

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CSR Partner Good World Solutions Wins Social Entrepreneurship Award

One of the nonprofits we support through our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, Good World Solutions, has won a Gratitude Award for its innovative Labor Link mobile platform. LaborLink uses mobile technology to give a voice to global factory workers and farmers, and delivers real-time data to companies like Cisco and Patagonia to align sourcing practices with […]

“Pack It Green” Saves Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Packaging and Over $6 Million

The growing amount of solid waste being added to landfills from product packaging is an environmental concern to Cisco. To address this, we strive to design packages that protect against shipping damage while minimizing material usage. Our employee-led “Pack It Green” Initiative, which promotes optimized packaging and order fulfillment, is a big part of this commitment. […]

Connections Matter in Mexico’s Northern Border Region

In Monterrey, Mexico, deep economic and social gaps separate rich from poor, educated from uneducated, legal from illegal. In 2008, the city started experiencing violence related to turf battles between warring drug cartels. Drug use and high murder rates continue to steal the lives of youth, tempting those who lack the skills for traditional jobs […]

Cisco Employees Paddle to Fight Cancer

This post was written by guest blogger Barbara Chu, Managing Director of Cisco Hong Kong and Macau Under the throbbing beat of the drum and supported by lots of cheering supporters, our devoted Cisco Dragon paddlers dashed to the finish line at the Hong Kong Stanley International Dragon Boat Championship, while achieving the goal of […]

Cisco Executive Volunteers to Help Typhoon Victims

This blog post was written by guest blogger John Baekelmans, Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities organization in the U.K. In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, John volunteered in the Province of Samar, in the community of Daram, the Philippines, from May 1 to 17, 2014. I am sure most of you remember the […]

Cisco Nonprofit Partner Provides Jobs That Lift People Out of Poverty

Today, The Guardian newspaper published an article featuring Cisco partner Digital Divide Data – a nonprofit social enterprise that hires workers for data services jobs in the some of the world’s poorest places, and gives them the education, training, and career counseling they need to rise into the middle class. “Our ultimate mission is to […]

10 Skills The Workforce of the Future Will Need

This blog was written by Nicholas Enna, Director of Enterprise Applications at Teach For All, and originally appeared on Huffington Post ImpactX. Cisco supports Teach For All with donations of telecommunications infrastructure.  “We are all interested in the future, for that is where we will spend the rest of our lives.” –Plan 9 From Outer Space I find […]

Cisco and Good World Solutions a “Hot Couple” in Sustainability

Today Sustainable Brands writer Dimitar Vlahov names Cisco and its nonprofit partner Good World Solutions as a Hot Couple in Sustainability for our work to develop and scale the Labor Link mobile platform that improves transparency in global supply chains. Vlahov writes, “What if workers in a global brand’s supply chain could access a free and anonymous channel […]

Cisco to Students: Technology Skills Can Set You Apart

“Follow your passion. You will shine when you truly love what you are doing.” “Finish something, whether it is a degree or a certification. Nobody can ever take that away from you.” “Be prepared and keep learning. When an opportunity comes you’ll be ready.” This was just some of the advice and knowledge several hundred […]