Inclusion and Diversity
A Conversation on Mentorship
Having a mentor can prove to be a fantastic experience, providing a source of support, feedback, advice and inspiration. Maite shares a discussion on mentorship with friends and colleagues, providing guidance on seeking a mentor and making the most out of this unique relationship.
Disabilities Around Us – Turning Awareness into Action
In celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd) our offices in multiple cities around the world were lit purple. This global movement was started by PurpleSpace.org to celebrate and draw attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world.
Sponsorship is an Action Verb
I’ve always thought I had a strong support network, until I saw what that looked like for others. I wondered how my peers were able to navigate these corporate streets, arriving on time and unscathed. They were climbing the proverbial ladder and progressing in ways I wasn’t; even the ones I outperformed - by far. I learned it was because they had active sponsorship.
Proximity: Changing the Narrative
I thought for sure Cisco would reject someone like me. I was shocked when my leader, Tschudy Smith, took the time to get proximate to me; it changed my personal journey.
Year-End Reflections: Learnings with Women of Cisco
Last week was Cisco’s fiscal year earnings announcement, so now seems like a great time to take a look at some of my learnings from my tenure as co-lead of Women of Cisco Americas board.
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.