Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
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.
Proximity: Changing the Narrative
I thought for sure Cisco would reject someone like me. I was shocked when my leader, Tschudy Smith, took the time to get proximate to me; it changed my personal journey.
Year-End Reflections: Learnings with Women of Cisco
Last week was Cisco’s fiscal year earnings announcement, so now seems like a great time to take a look at some of my learnings from my tenure as co-lead of Women of Cisco Americas board.
20 Years of Conexión
Happy 20th birthday to Conexión, our Employee Resources Organization (ERO) for Latinx employees.
Commemorating Juneteenth: Together We Prevail
As Cisco commemorates Juneteenth for the second straight year – more than 150 years after the last Black American slaves were freed – I see my family’s history being validated, and see myself represented.
Discovering Proximity: An Interview with Mayte Marquez Querol
Proximity is like opening curtains on a bright, sunny day: the light comes in and shows you all the details of the room, especially the things you may not have noticed before.
The Power of Inclusive Innovation
Now more than ever, we need Inclusive Innovation to help solve the most pressing problems we as a society face today. Learn how we are doing just that by role modeling, empowering, and enabling our teams.
The Journey to Proximity: It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint
The horrific events of 2020 became a sobering wake-up call. These circumstances pushed me to lean further into the experiences of people who are different from me – people who are underrepresented, marginalized, or vulnerable in some way.