Inclusion and Diversity
Commemorating Juneteenth: Together We Prevail
As Cisco commemorates Juneteenth for the second straight year – more than 150 years after the last Black American slaves were freed – I see my family’s history being validated, and see myself represented.
Discovering Proximity: An Interview with Mayte Marquez Querol
Proximity is like opening curtains on a bright, sunny day: the light comes in and shows you all the details of the room, especially the things you may not have noticed before.
The Journey to Proximity: It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint
The horrific events of 2020 became a sobering wake-up call. These circumstances pushed me to lean further into the experiences of people who are different from me – people who are underrepresented, marginalized, or vulnerable in some way.
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.