corporate social responsibility

April 22, 2015

COLLABORATION

How and Where Will You Work in the Future?

My previous blog post considered enterprise agility and our individual responsibility to take some level of ownership by being more present and connected. This week at UC Expo in London I met many industry colleagues, and it sparked off some interesting conversations. Two themes emerged that made me think about what work might look like […]

Seeing the Connected World Through the Eyes of Children

Creative. Problem Solver. Team Player. These could easily be a part of a job description in LinkedIn, but for me these words describe the group of 5th and 6th graders I had the privilege to meet last week. Through a Cisco volunteer program called Programa Escuela, elementary school students have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the […]

#CiscoChat Recap: Why the World Needs More Girls in Tech

The number of women in the ICT workforce is unfortunately very low – hovering around 30 percent. But if the insightful feedback, eye-opening observations and...

3,000 Minds to Inspire

This story was originally posted on Cisco Employee Connection, Cisco’s internal employee news site. We are about to show more than 3,000 girls and young women around the world that they can be the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technologists—the dreamers and doers who will invent the future. In April and May, in […]

Cisco Employee Changes Lives Through Technology Donations

In 2013, Roland Holloway learned he was cancer-free. For 9 years, Roland, a Cisco employee, had battled neck cancer, but a surprising recovery inspired him to give back to his community. With the help of Cisco’s Employee Purchase Donation Program (EPDP), Roland is empowering a local nonprofit with new technologies and helping others in need. […]

Technology Training Helps a University Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity in Nigeria

This blog was guest written by Renaldo Rheeder, director of professional and vocational development at the American University of Nigeria Nigeria has the highest number of children out of school, according to A World at School. Of the 57 million youngsters worldwide who are not receiving a formal education, more than 10 million live in Nigeria. […]

#CiscoChat: Why the World Needs More Girls in Tech

Did you know that women account for only 30 percent of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workforce? Or that they earn 57 percent of all U.S. undergraduate degrees, but only 18 percent of undergraduate computer and information sciences degrees? Though shattering the glass ceiling is almost always never easy, women around the world have made great […]

Mentoring At-Risk Students Good for Our Hearts and Minds

Last week, I was acknowledged by the Alum Rock Counseling Center for my personal commitment to mentoring at-risk students. As I prepared my thank you remarks, I was reminded how much I value youth mentoring nonprofits such as Alum Rock, Big Brother Big Sisters, and Child Advocates. Through mentor-mentee relationships, students are propelled to learn, to grow, and to […]

Cisco Networking Academy Students Shine at NBA All-Star 2015

At last month’s National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star, the world’s best basketball players showcased their skills, with high flying dunks, pin-point shooting and head-turning passes during a weekend full of non-stop action. Above the hardwood floor and behind the arena’s closed doors, some of the event’s “most valuable players” were busy showing off their own […]