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Tae Yoo

Senior Vice President

Corporate Affairs

Tae leads Cisco’s social investments and stewards CSR and sustainability across the business. She directs Cisco's business, technical, and financial assets to accelerate global problem solving to positively impact people, society, and the planet.

Under Tae’s leadership, Corporate Affairs strives to inspire, connect, and invest in global problem solvers to nurture innovative solutions and catalyze an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports progress and inclusive growth. Corporate Affairs also invests in developing digital skills so everyone can participate in the digital economy and become a global problem solver. Corporate Affairs has committed to positively impact 1 billon people by 2025.

One of Cisco’s early employees, Tae pioneered Business Development – establishing new markets through partnerships for joint product and market development. Under her leadership, the Cisco Networking Academy program has become one of the largest ICT education programs worldwide, helping 1.6 million get jobs since 2005. She is a Trustee of the Cisco Foundation, a member of the Service Year Alliance Board and of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship.

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August 5, 2020

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Announcing the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 Winners

The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge awards startups working towards driving economic development or solving a social or environmental problem.

June 16, 2020

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Building on our commitment to help the most vulnerable during the global pandemic

Cisco has always supported nonprofits that help the most vulnerable members of our communities. Our COVID-19 response is no different, with over $50 million in contributions to nonprofit partners focused on helping those who are homeless, displaced or at risk, those experiencing hunger and food insecurity, as well as those on the front lines.

April 28, 2020

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The Internet is more critical than ever. Now is the time to close the digital divide.

I’ve always believed that universal broadband internet access is a human right – just as important as food, shelter and water – that when fulfilled, enables individuals to help themselves succeed in the information economy. As the COVID-19 pandemic moves us deeper into a digital world, accessing education, establishing and maintaining a livelihood, and obtaining government and other critical services are being forced online.

January 15, 2020

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Modeling an inclusive digital future

What does it mean to be digitally ready? Cisco’s 2019 Global Digital Readiness Index uncovers key insights and enables global problem solvers to drive an inclusive digital economy.

December 10, 2019

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Reflecting on 35 Years of Impact and What’s to Come

When you hit a significant anniversary, you can’t help but to reflect on where you’ve been, appreciate the present, and look forward to where you’re heading. As Cisco celebrates its 35th anniversary, I find myself doing just that.

November 5, 2019

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Partners can join Cisco in supporting global problem solvers using tech for good

We invite Cisco partners to join us in supporting entrepreneurs who are using technology to address our world’s problems. Learn more about Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge: Partners 2020.

Announcing the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

It is with much excitement that I introduce you to the winners of the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, including the People's Choice Award.

April 22, 2019

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Earth Day: What Makes Cisco a Sustainability Leader?

In celebration of Earth Day, we spoke to three Cisco experts about how our teams and individuals are driving Cisco’s leadership in sustainability.

March 13, 2019

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Ruba Borno Joins the Forum of Young Global Leaders Class of 2019

We proudly share that our own Ruba Borno, Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Managed Services, has been selected as one of the Young Global Leaders of 2019.