I’m thrilled to share Cisco ranked #2 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity list for 2019! This is the second time we’ve been included on this list. Last year we ranked #7. While we still have more work to do to achieve full spectrum diversity at every level of the company, I am extremely proud to be named among the top 10 best workplaces for diversity in the U.S.

Today we are the most diverse Cisco since we began tracking our diversity in 1998. Our progress is a testament to the commitment of our CEO Chuck Robbins and executive leadership team to a diverse, inclusive and conscious culture, and to the work our People & Communities organization does each and every day to move the needle faster and farther.

Expansive Commitment to a Diverse, Inclusive and Conscious Culture

At Cisco, we are committed to a culture where all people feel welcomed, valued, respected, accepted and heard. A culture where the full spectrum of diversity – inclusive of gender, ethnicity, race, orientation, age, ability, veteran status, religion, culture, background, experience, strengths and perspectives – is enabled through our technology to fully participate in the business. A culture built on fairness, dignity and respect, free from bias, discrimination and negative behavior. A culture that positively impacts people, society and the planet.

This year, we expanded the definition of the culture we are building at Cisco to be a ‘Conscious Culture’ – which we define as a culture where our people are aware or “conscious” of their environment; actively monitor, protect and care for each other and their environment; and are accountable, empowered and expected to speak up about any actions that don’t align to our values. We believe that everyone at Cisco is responsible for fostering a conscious culture where we feel safe and can thrive.

This expansive commitment to a diverse, inclusive and conscious culture that positively impacts people, society and the planet is fundamental to who we are as a company and a key factor in Cisco recently being ranked #1 on Fortune’s 2019 list of the World’s 25 Best Workplaces.

Thank you to our CEO, leadership team and employees around the world for your individual and collective contributions to this year’s ranking.

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To learn more about Cisco’s commitment to a diverse, inclusive and conscious culture,
read our 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility report.



Shari Slate

Chief Inclusion & Collaboration Officer

SVP of Inclusive Future & Strategy