Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
How Cisco’s Commitment to DEI Helped It Keep One of Its Best Employees for 23 years (and counting!)
Nakia Stringfield has been a proud Cisconian since 2000. Read about how Cisco's commitment to DEI learning and development enabled her to invest in herself and take ownership of her career.
How Two Cisco Women Leaned In and Supercharged Their Careers
In honor of International Women in Engineering, we spotlight two extraordinary women at Cisco, Priya Aiyer, and Christelle Mombo-Zigah. Here, they share their career journeys, experiences and insights from their participation in Cisco’s Exemplar Diverse Female Mentee program.
Celebrate History and Culture This May
In May, we celebrate the history and culture of the Asian American Pacific Islander, Jewish, and Haitian communities, but we also can focus on heritage overall. At Cisco, we are committed to ensuring a welcoming, diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all.
Let’s Just Go! How I Was Shaped by My Cuban-American Heritage
At age 12, Alvio Barrios left Cuba as a refugee on the Mariel Boatlift, a six-month period in April of 1980 allowing Cubans to emigrate to other countries. Alvio shares how his journey influenced his identity, leadership style, and belief in a life lived with a sense of adventure.
Sharing career opportunities and advice with the women of Bennett College
A recent Women at Cisco event at Bennett College demonstrated how entry-level digital and cybersecurity skills can enhance students' competitive edge, no matter their career choice. Cisco is dedicated to creating opportunity for non-technical students in the IT field as we support the strategic sustainability and legacy of HBCUs like Bennett College.
A Conversation on Mentorship
Having a mentor can prove to be a fantastic experience, providing a source of support, feedback, advice and inspiration. Maite shares a discussion on mentorship with friends and colleagues, providing guidance on seeking a mentor and making the most out of this unique relationship.
Disabilities Around Us – Turning Awareness into Action
In celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd) our offices in multiple cities around the world were lit purple. This global movement was started by PurpleSpace.org to celebrate and draw attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world.
Sponsorship is an Action Verb
I’ve always thought I had a strong support network, until I saw what that looked like for others. I wondered how my peers were able to navigate these corporate streets, arriving on time and unscathed. They were climbing the proverbial ladder and progressing in ways I wasn’t; even the ones I outperformed - by far. I learned it was because they had active sponsorship.