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Tae Yoo

Senior Vice President

Corporate Affairs

The catalyst for Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vision, Tae leads the company’s social investments as well as champions environmental efforts and a triple bottom line framework (social, environmental, and financial) across the business. Ms. Yoo drives a strategy that engages public-private partnerships and leverages Cisco’s business, technical, and financial assets for inclusive growth and social impact in communities around the world. After a commitment in 2016 to positively impact 1 billion people with digital solutions by 2025, Cisco has already impacted 527 million, primarily through its strategic social investments and efforts to catalyze an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports progress and inclusive growth. Corporate Affairs also invests in developing digital skills and creating positive change in education and workforce development. Through her leadership, the Cisco Networking Academy program has become one of the largest ICT education programs in the world, reaching over 12.6 million students since the program’s inception in 1997 and helping 2.7 million people get jobs since 2005. Ms. Yoo was one of Cisco’s early employees. Prior to Corporate Affairs, she was influential in creating new markets for Cisco by co-founding the Business Development organization. She also spent time based in Europe where she provided leadership to Cisco’s Global Distribution Channels, a critical component in the company’s growth. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Yoo’s insight and business acumen have enabled Cisco to successfully collaborate across government, business, and NGOs for tangible, positive outcome. Ms. Yoo envisions a world where everyone will be able to participate and succeed in the digital economy. As a CSR trailblazer recently named one of GreenBiz’ 25 Badass Women Shaping Climate Action in 2021, Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence, and Assent Compliance’s Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders, Ms. Yoo frequently speaks and writes on the evolution of CSR as well as the need for better broadband access in developing countries, innovative education models that lead to jobs, and a new generation of innovators who leverage technology for social impact. Currently, Ms. Yoo is a Trustee of the Cisco Foundation and member of the Service Year Alliance Board. She is also a member on the WEF Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Education and Skills and a founding member of the CSR Board. Ms. Yoo holds a degree in Communications from Virginia Tech.

Articles

March 9, 2018

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An Inspiring Conversation with Global Problem Solvers

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Mary Elizabeth McCulloch and Elizabeth Nyeko, two socially minded young women who exemplify the mindset of a Global Problem Solver.

February 13, 2018

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Adaptive. Reliable. Secure. Even during a crisis.

Working together in Puerto Rico, Cisco and NetHope restored networks that enabled emergency response teams and relief agencies to communicate and coordinate efforts in real time to start rebuilding communities.

January 22, 2018

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Cisco Named One of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights

At Cisco, we are honored to be ranked among the 2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, a validation of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, to positively impact society and the planet.

December 11, 2017

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Cisco’s FY17 CSR Report: Accelerating Global Problem Solving

Our 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report is a testament to the progress we have made, and of course, to the work still left to do.

November 21, 2017

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Nonprofit Heroes are Re-Connecting Lives in Puerto Rico

We are proud to partner with NetHope and other nonprofits and NGOs that are helping Puerto Rico citizens and communities recover from Hurricane Maria.

November 16, 2017

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Cisco Networking Academy Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award

Cisco is proud to have been selected as the winner for this year’s Citizens Awards, in the Best Commitment to Education Program category, for the Cisco Networking Academy program.

September 13, 2017

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The Price of Knowledge: dot Learn

dot Learn, first runner-up in our GPS Challenge, is a great example of how technology can enable greater opportunities for more people around the world.

August 17, 2017

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3 Ways Cisco is Celebrating World Humanitarian Day

We join other organizations on World Humanitarian Day to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and rally support for people affected by crises around the globe.

July 31, 2017

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Helping Others Find Their Voice: Project Vive

Project Vive is definitely a company to keep your eye on: the team just placed first in the 2017 Cisco Global Problem Solver (GPS) Challenge, taking home the Grand Prize of $100,000