It’s amazing that March 8 2015 International Women’s Day is already upon us: It is not only the time to celebrate women globally, but to urge everyone to action in support of women, especially women in technology.

I recently presented at the Womensphere Summit on STEM on February 25 2015 to share my own journey and vision of what can be:

For me, success, is when we, collectively celebrate our women technologists daily because it is so engrained in our DNA to do so.

Astronaut Kate Sullivan & Cisco CTO Monique Morrow
Former Astronaut Katherine Sullivan @womensphere


On March 5 2015, I attended Wellcome Trust invitation only event on “Women in Science” held in London with special presentation from Baroness Mannigham-Buller, former Director-General of MI5 between 2002-2007.

The conversation was riveting, yet, global given my interactions on this topic:

Are we 81 years away to full parity for women overall?

Laura Liswood, Council of Women World Leaders and Senior Advisor to Goldman Sachs offered the following insights:

  • Power of the Mirror: What you see and what you can be;
  • Most companies are in the “Noah’s Ark” phase of diversity, “get two of us “ and that will equal diversity rather than cognitive implementation.
  • Need “circuit breakers” ;
  • In general, the notion of sponsorship is based on a non-inclusive club;

The men who participated at the event were super – and issued a call to action that more male technologists come to the table together on this topic – the power of the AND!

So, please join me and our fantastic community to celebrate us at the March 19 2015 Cisco Women of Impact event!

Let’s Be Fearless TOGETHER!

How are you celebrating Women’s History Month? Tweet us, @mjmorrow & @CiscoSP360 and tell us how you are fearless!


Monique Morrow


New Frontiers Development and Engineering