Inclusion and Diversity
Pivot to Thrive
There’s no doubt that life has been tough and we have all had to find our own ways of coping with a different way of living. How do we find ways to move from just about coping to thriving in this environment?
Let Your Inner You Shine
Shine your light further than you’ve shone before. Now that you can clearly see a list of your top talents and abilities, it’s time to get the word out there! Because if you don’t illuminate your core strengths, it’s unlikely others will on your behalf in this busy, fast-paced world of ours.
Celebrating how we have all RISEN above all challenges
For us, at Cisco, diversity and inclusion is a huge part of our culture, and for International Women’s Day this year, we want to align and focus on three key themes that we believe everyone can resonate with: RISE, Thrive and Shine.
Proximity: Be Courageous and Take Action
Ask yourself, when was the last time you were vulnerable, transparent, and authentic with someone different than you at work or in your personal life? Did it unlock new conversations or inspire others to action?
Take difference to heart
At Cisco we aspire to power an inclusive future for all, and that means opening our hearts and minds to difference, celebrating individuality and learning to walk in the shoes of those different from ourselves. To embrace the power of difference is to open the way for transformational change.
The Call for Social Justice – Where Do We Go From Here
Since the murder of George Floyd, I’ve had friends and co-workers ask me: “What can I do to support the Black community?” I love the spirit and intention of this question. My initial response is that it’s about leveraging the Power of Proximity.
Diversity of Thought: Building a Dream Team
Getting a diverse group to work as a team isn’t always easy – but it’s well worth the effort. It meant our team more closely resembled the Cisco customers that use our products.
Proximity: Our Defining Moment Post-Crisis
I believe the ability to maximize the exponential power of diverse teams will be the single most important leadership capability of the future! The foundation of building an inclusive future for all is for executives to have exposure and knowledge of their diverse talent.
The Cisco Customer Experience Journey to an Inclusive Culture: Leveraging The Power of Proximity
That's the moment the Inclusion Proximity Initiative was born – challenging leaders in Cisco's CX organization to meet with employees from diverse backgrounds. There is POWER in proximity!