Kirsten Weeks

Senior Manager for Community Relations

Global Marketing and Corporate Communications

Kirsten Weeks is Senior Manager for Community Relations for Cisco. She works with thousands of inspiring employees to deliver financial, volunteer, and technology support to organizations in communities where Cisco is located. A six-year veteran of Cisco, Kirsten spent the first decade of her career as a public servant in North Carolina and in the nonprofit sector in Washington, D.C.

Kirsten has the privilege of representing Cisco on a number of community boards in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina area, including the North Carolina Business Committee for Education, the Regional Transportation Alliance, and the North Carolina Chamber Education Committee. She also serves on the Board of Visitors for her alma mater, North Carolina State University.

Kirsten lives in Raleigh with her husband and two children. She holds an undergraduate degree in mass communications from NC State, and a master’s degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Giving Voice to Values: Cisco’s Annual Giving Campaign Empowers Employees to Donate to Local Charities

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For the second year in a row, Cisco employees around the world are supporting our Be the Bridge: Annual Giving Campaign.  While we encourage and match individual philanthropic giving...

Passing the Torch: Inspiring Girls to Careers in Tech

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Inspiration is the name of the game, and Cisco is going for gold! Everywhere you turn, you find Cisco’s people connecting, innovating and driving change to benefit everyone around the world, and Thursday, April 28, 2016 will be no exception. Tomorrow, thousands of Cisco employees will turn our focus to inspiring the next generation of […]

October 15, 2015


Coming Soon: Amazing Grace – The True Story of a Computer Science Pioneer

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If I told you about a woman who worked on the Mark I and ENIAC Computers in World War II, who was instrumental in solving a key problem of the Manhattan project, and who went on to develop one of the first computer science languages – COBOL – you’d say they should make a movie […]

September 21, 2015


A Celebration of STEM Mentoring – the Million Women Mentors Descend on Washington

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When it comes to encouraging more students to enter the fields that make up STEM –Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – American faces twin crises. First, how do we meet the looming 1.8 million shortfall in the number of workers who have the technical skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow? And second, how do […]

Engineering a STEM mentoring moonshot

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The following post was originally published in The Hill In 1961, President John F. Kennedy laid out an ambitious goal for our nation – to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In doing so, he inspired a new generation and helped ensure U.S. global leadership in technology for years […]

Hunger Relief Campaign Brings Out Cisco’s Competitive Spirit

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Cisco employees are always ready for some friendly competition for a good cause. During our annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign, our desire to give back brings out the competitive spirit in all of us. The Cisco team in Richardson, Texas, held the official campus-wide kickoff for the Global Hunger Relief Campaign on November 15 with […]

December 20, 2012


The Local Face of Global Hunger

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Hunger reveals itself in different ways in different corners of the globe: In India, where 43 percent of the country’s children are underweight, students line up in their school cafeteria for what may be their only meal of the day. In the United Kingdom, people are exchanging vouchers for food at local food banks. Many of […]