The world is changing faster than ever. The Internet and mobile technology keep us connected in ways that have never been possible before, and those ways continue to grow and improve every day. As technology become more ubiquitous, how can it be used to change the world for the better?

That’s the topic of our latest #CiscoChat, Women in Technology: Changing the World for Good, on Wednesday, June 16th from 10am to 11am PT.

We’ve asked two top women in technology to join us and help us understand the various ways that mobile technology and communications networks are helping to make the world a better place: things like coordinating first responders in a natural disaster using communications networks, so that they can deliver food, water, and medical care more effectively.

Our two participants are Sue-Lynn Hinson (@ncfirewolf), Cisco’s Tactical Operations (TacOps) Manager, and Lauren Woodman (@llwoodman), Chief Executive Officer for NetHope, an organization that provides and improves IT connectivity to developing countries and areas affected by natural disasters. Both women are dedicated to using technology to improve the world we live in.

Some of the questions they’ll be addressing include, “How will technology change the way we approach global problem solving?” and “How can young women become more grounded in technology, and access the skills they need to improve the world in which we live.”

To participate in the chat:

  1. Log into your Twitter account.
  2. Search for the #CiscoChat hashtag
  3. Click on the Live tab
  4. Follow the account at @CiscoCSR


  • The moderator of this chat is Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility channel. They will begin welcoming guests at 10am PT and posting questions for discussion.
  • For @ replies to specific participants in the discussion, please use a “.” at the beginning of the tweet, so that your question or comment will appear in your public Twitter feed.
  • If you need multiple tweets to answer a question, please preface each tweet with “1A, 2A,” etc. in order to make it easier for others to follow along with the conversation.
  • Be sure to use the #CiscoChat hashtag at the end of each tweet, so that others can find your contributions to the discussion.

Be sure to bring your own questions to the discussion as well. We look forward to hearing your input! See you there!


Mary Anne Petrillo

Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Strategy

Corporate Social Responsibility