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Live #CiscoChat March 5 on Inclusion, Diversity & Empowerment Driving Change Across Tech

February 28, 2018 - 4 Comments

What are the biggest workforce challenges for women in Tech? How can you empower women in Tech to lead? And what can male allies bring to the table in the shared mission to attract, develop, retain, and celebrate women as part of a competitive and diverse workforce?

Join us for the next #CiscoChat, on Monday, March 5th, at 10 a.m. PST and be part of the discussion. This chat will feature Cisco SVP and CMO Karen Walker, as well as Worldwide Systems Engineering Director of Strategy and Operations, Cindy Goodwin-Sak, Distinguished Engineer, Judy Priest, and POV Services Manager, Brad Caplan. We will open the chat with a  preview of Cisco’s upcoming (#WOI2018) Women of Impact conference before moving on to questions for the panel. If you’re committed to workforce inclusion and collaboration, you’ll definitely want to be a part of this special #CiscoChat. (After the chat, remember to register for the Women of Impact event broadcast, which is open to the public.)

To participate in the chat:

● Make sure you’re logged into your Twitter account.
● Search for the #CiscoChat hashtag and click on the “Latest” tab.
● Follow the moderator’s account to participate. The Twitter chat will be led by @Cisco_WOI, and guests can join at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) and begin posting questions for discussion.
● If you need multiple tweets to answer a question, preface each tweet with “1A,” “2A,” etc. in order to make it easier for others to follow along with the conversation.
● Be sure to use the #CiscoChat hashtag at the end of each tweet so others can find your contributions to the discussion.

You can be a part of the conversation early! Ahead of the chat, tweet a few words that best represent your perspective on women in Tech. Don’t forget to add the #CiscoChat and #WOI2018 hashtags so your Tweet becomes a part of the conversation.

We also encourage you to bring questions of your own to the #CiscoChat. We look forward to having you participate in this timely discussion.

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  1. How cool is this???! Good work Varsha and team for coordinating this effort. I'm looking forward to it and adding a reminder in my calendar now! #lovewhereyouwork #wearecisco

  2. Inclusion = belongingness + uniqueness. Coupled with feeling safe, respected and heard, these elements make diverse teams the MOST high performing teams.

    So, whether you're a young early in career woman curious about careers in STEM, whether you're a male advocate for gender diversity in tech, or you're a seasoned engineer looking to pay it forward and give back through sharing your insights and experiences, your time is NOW.

    Bring your diversity of thought to the table in this open, inclusive chat-mosphere. Learn from others and also about the pure, rich and amazing culture at Cisco and across our industry.

    You have a voice, so chime in! I hope to hear from you on March 6th, and I highly encourage you to register for #WOI2018.

    • Well said, Genna !! Looking forward to a robust and engaging discussion coming Monday, Mar 5th. at 10am PT/ 1pm ET #WOI2018 #WeAreCisco #WomenInTech