Julie Chrysler

Program Manager

Cisco Networking Academy

Julie is passionate about STEAM education, technology and connecting the world with the Internet of Everything (IoE). Her work at Cisco is focused on the Networking Academy, a flagship program for Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) where she is responsible for global employment and job readiness skills projects and employer engagement activities.

Julie is a Seattle native with more than 10 years of international experience leading projects in the IT and education sectors. Before joining Cisco’s CSR team, Julie launched the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute in Spain which trained individuals on how to start, grow and tech enable a business. Prior to joining Cisco she worked in executive education for ESADE Business School, where she drove business development for international programs.

She is inspired by and actively seeks collaborative initiatives in education and technology for social impact in Barcelona where she currently lives, and in diverse international projects. If you are working on projects in related areas and are looking for collaborators, feel free to connect with her.


Cisco Networking Academy Students Take Home Top Prizes at WorldSkills Competition

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Another amazing World Skills week has come to an end. Congratulations to all participants across the various skills areas, you are all winners! Some highlights from the week of our Skill 39 competitors, who after months of training finally had the chance to put their hard work to the test during the 4-day competition.

Digital Challenge Helps Young People Solve Social Challenges in Brazil

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What better place to incorporate a Hackathon than at World Skills, an event already bursting with energy and excitement? This year, the organization introduced a Digital Challenge with the goal to help local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with real-world problems, and show that IT-related competitions can be fun and engaging. Fifteen local Brazilian problem solvers will […]

Young People Show Off Their IT Skills at Global Competition

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It’s hard to believe 2 years have already passed since I first experienced WorldSkills in Leipzig, Germany. The intensity and energy of the week were unforgettable, so I’m excited to be back this year, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to experience it again. I always feel inspired meeting young people who take their skills to the […]

Seeing the Connected World Through the Eyes of Children

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Creative. Problem Solver. Team Player. These could easily be a part of a job description in LinkedIn, but for me these words describe the group of 5th and 6th graders I had the privilege to meet last week. Through a Cisco volunteer program called Programa Escuela, elementary school students have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the […]

Millions of Girls Face Barriers to Getting an Education. How Can We Help?

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Right now, 66 millions of girls around the world dream of going to school. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive. Yet […]

Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders Winners Make Employers Take Notice

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This has been an unforgettable week with the top networking students from around the globe. I’ve had the pleasure to meet 19 winners from the International NetRiders skills competition for Cisco Networking Academy students, and join them on their grand prize visit to Silicon Valley: an experience most students can only dream of!

Students in Chile Hope to Fill Growing IT Skills Gap

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It’s not often that I get to meet with hundreds of passionate students who are eager to learn! That was the scene at the Cisco Networking Academy Student Day this week in Chile, which was an incredible chance to meet students and instructors and speak about their future careers in technology. The Cisco Networking Academy […]

NetAcad Students Win 2 of 3 Medals in WorldSkills Competition for Networking Administration

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I am still in awe at the incredible WorldSkills event that took place in Leipzig, Germany last week. It was truly amazing to see thousands of the most talented youth from around the world compete for the top title in their skill. World Skills brings top international trainees age 23 and younger to compete for […]

Cisco Networking Academy Students Participate in “Workforce Olympics”

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Olympic athletes train hard year round to be the best in their sport. Every 4 years we have the chance to watch them give it their all and compete on a global level. Did you know that a similar event takes the most talented, skilled workers from around the world to compete head-to-head for a […]