Cisco at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

September 25, 2012 - 1 Comment

At the Grace Hopper Cisco Booth in 2011

The Cisco team is gearing up for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Baltimore, Maryland!  The conference, from Oct 3-5, is presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery. Cisco is a Platinum Sponsor of the event.

58 Cisco employees will speak, mentor, participate and recruit at the conference. We are the third most represented company at GHC. Additionally, we have Cisco leaders exchanging ideas and sharing best practices at the Sr. Women’s Summit and the Technical Executive Forum.

If you’re looking to connect with us at GHC,  look for us in our Cisco shirts. You can also find us in the sessions below or come by our booth. We have intern and full-time college hire opportunities. To get a taste for the new hire experience, you can check out VP/GM Jeff Reed giving an overview of Cisco and one of our interns, Brian Wong, sharing his experience through song.  (Music and dancing start at 2:30)

If you can’t make the conference this year, you can watch the twitter hashtag #ghc12. I’ll be tweeting from @osgCisco and fellow Cisco attendee @jlramey will be tweeting as well.

Cisco speakers at the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

10:30-11:45am Anita Borg Advisory Board Meeting

Cindy Lain, Software Engineering Manager, IT


2-3pm Workshop: How to Market Yourself with a Strong Technical Resume

Wendy Gustafson, Sr. Engineering Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Portfolio Mgmt


7:15-10pm Poster Presentation:
“Expanding Healthcare Globally via Telemedicine using IPv6. Are we there yet?”
Angel Vossough Modarres, Customer Support Engineer, IOS Architecture


7:15-10pm  Poster Presention: “Mentoring, can it help us get there?”

Kim Sponaugle, Customer Support Engineer, Core Architecture



Thursday, October 4, 2012

10-11:30am Session: Are we ready for the Next On-Ramp: Big Data, Analytics and Human-centric Computing?

Janet Ramey, Sr. Director, Cisco Services, Global Technical Center, @jlramey


3:45-4:45pm Session: Six Reasons Male Influencers Advocate for Technical Women

Mike Younkers, Sr. Director, Systems Engineering


Friday, October 5, 2012

10-11am Session: Women and Innovation;

Judy Priest, Cisco Distinguished Engineer, Data Center CTO Office



3:45-4:45pm Session: Achieving Success as an Immigrant Woman—
Strengths We Bring and Obstacles We Face

Mei Wang, Cisco Principal Engineer & Head of Asia Pacific Research at Cisco


5:15pm-6:15pm Session: Cybersecurity: Are we there now & where do we need to be in 5 years

Michele Guel, Cisco Distinguished Engineer, Infosec, IT




Related Links

Connecting, Empowering and Inspiring Women in Technology at Cisco

Diversity in Resentment and Liberation From Guilt

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  1. Hello women of Cisco,

    I wanted to invite you to a mentoring panel discussion at GHC: Wed, Oct 3rd at 12:45, Room BCC 327-329. It’s the kick-off of NetHope’s Women’s TechConnect, a global community of practice and online mentoring program to engage women in technology in Africa, LATAM and other developing regions.

    NetHope was founded 11 years ago by Cisco executive, Dipak Basu. We at NetHope are indebted to Cisco for his vision. I’ll be moderating the panel, would love to meet you, and say thanks for all of the great work you do.

    Lynann Bradbury
    Co-Leader/Visionary, Women’s TechConnect
    Global Program Manager, NetHope