Corporate Social Responsibility

Cisco, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and My Day in the Queen’s Baton Relay

It’s an exciting year for Scotland, with several very high profile events happening. On our doorstep in July is the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – what we call “Glasgow 2014” – which, after the Olympics and World (soccer) Cup, is the third largest multi-nation sports event in the world.  (The Commonwealth Games is sporting celebration among the 53 member […]

Cisco Investment in City Year Helps to Bridge Skills Gap in San Jose

Cisco has supported the communities where its employees live and work for close to 30 years.  We leverage our resources and technology to multiply individual and nonprofit efforts to improve people’s lives. One area Cisco focuses on is improving student performance in education, particularly in underserved communities. Cisco is therefore proud to partner with nonprofit […]

Cisco Nonprofit Partner Provides Jobs That Lift People Out of Poverty

Today, The Guardian newspaper published an article featuring Cisco partner Digital Divide Data – a nonprofit social enterprise that hires workers for data services jobs in the some of the world’s poorest places, and gives them the education, training, and career counseling they need to rise into the middle class. “Our ultimate mission is to […]

Cisco Senior Leaders Mentor Students in STEM

This week in 9 Cisco offices around the world, 220 senior executives modeled some of Cisco’s core values by volunteering to mentor 400 students in STEM (science, technology, education and math). Cisco has been actively engaged in helping the communities in which our employees live and work since the company started in 1984. We do […]

Igniting a STEM Movement: A Day at the White House

Last week, Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina was announced as a winning city in the US2020 City Competition!  Cisco is a founding corporate partner of US2020, which is dedicated to igniting a movement of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) mentorship across the United States.  My work supporting the US2020 City Competition initiative, on […]

10 Skills The Workforce of the Future Will Need

This blog was written by Nicholas Enna, Director of Enterprise Applications at Teach For All, and originally appeared on Huffington Post ImpactX. Cisco supports Teach For All with donations of telecommunications infrastructure.  “We are all interested in the future, for that is where we will spend the rest of our lives.” –Plan 9 From Outer Space I find […]

Cisco and Good World Solutions a “Hot Couple” in Sustainability

Today Sustainable Brands writer Dimitar Vlahov names Cisco and its nonprofit partner Good World Solutions as a Hot Couple in Sustainability for our work to develop and scale the Labor Link mobile platform that improves transparency in global supply chains. Vlahov writes, “What if workers in a global brand’s supply chain could access a free and anonymous channel […]

Cisco to Students: Technology Skills Can Set You Apart

“Follow your passion. You will shine when you truly love what you are doing.” “Finish something, whether it is a degree or a certification. Nobody can ever take that away from you.” “Be prepared and keep learning. When an opportunity comes you’ll be ready.” This was just some of the advice and knowledge several hundred […]

Networking Academy Students Get Hands-On at Cisco Live

About ten years ago, Courtney Church was studying to be a personal trainer. Then she realized that “people didn’t want to work out, but they needed their computers fixed.” So she did a 180 on her career, spent 8 years with the Best Buy Geek Squad, then enrolled in a Cisco Networking Academy course at […]