The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference is designed to inspire and engage, women in engineering. In a field that’s overwhelmingly male, it can be difficult as a woman to advance and make their voices heard. That’s why this conference was created: to provide professional development for mid-level and senior women, as well as to inspire the next generation of women to join the engineering field. And once again, Cisco is a proud title sponsor of this conference.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Lead Beyond – Accelerating Innovative Women Who Change the World.” It takes place May 23rd and 24th in San Jose, CA. Take a look at the agenda to see all the exciting activities we are hosting at conference.

With the theme of Lead Beyond, the IEEE Women in Engineering conference is designed to lead and inspire women to change the world. But it won’t happen overnight. The conference is just the beginning of a much larger process. And Cisco is committed to supporting that process every step of the way. At Cisco, innovation starts with culture—a culture of inclusion, regardless of who you are or where you are in your career. The people we are and the people we surround ourselves with define the culture we live in. It is a culture of inclusion that allows us to exploit our potential as individuals, as teams as innovators, as a company and as an industry. At #CiscoIEEE, we challenge you to embrace your power and #BeLegendary.


Join us on Friday May 6th, 2016 10am PST for a candid CiscoChat Cisco’s concerted effort to advance and attract women in technical and leadership roles in the technology industry. We will joined by our SVP/GM of Computing Systems Product Group Liz Centoni, VP of HR Engineering, Christine Bastian and Director of Women in Comms, Light Reading, Sarah Thomas. We want to have a candid conversation on Twitter and chat about the challenges and triumphs we come across in the workplace and how we make an impact by embracing our Power and demonstrating how we can all collectively #BeLegendary! With time, we hope to see more and more technical women in positions of leadership, redefining the tech industry and doing their part to change the world.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #CiscoChat #BeLegendary and find me moderating the chat @Cisco_Wise. Tweet us with your questions- we would love to hear from you!


Rehana Rehman

No Longer with Cisco