economic empowerment

Breaking through barriers: Upwardly Global helps work-authorized immigrants secure meaningful U.S. employment

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Cisco NGO partner Upwardly Global elevates U.S. immigrants who are searching for quality employment that matches their professional skills and experience. Our latest grant supports AI development to help streamline and improve the job search process.

February 29, 2024


Investing in partnerships for inclusion and innovation: a spotlight on Astia and Kiva

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This Social Impact Partner series blog features Cisco’s partnership with Astia and Kiva, in honor of the incredible work these organizations are doing to advance investment opportunities to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-owned businesses in the United States and globally.

On International Women’s Day, Cisco supports Kiva in empowering women to become financially independent

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On this International Women’s Day, Cisco is honoring women by supporting Kiva’s campaign to fund $5.5 million USD in loans to women worldwide.

Kiva: Celebrating 15 years of expanding financial access to underserved communities

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In honor of Kiva’s 15th anniversary, we are taking a look at the impact our partnership has made to help power a financially inclusive future.

EforAll: Helping small businesses through entrepreneurship

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We recently sat down with EforAll's CEO, David Parker, to learn how they are helping entrepreneurs navigate these challenging times, and why it is more important than ever to support small businesses.

AnnieCannons: Creating opportunities for survivors of human trafficking

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Based in Oakland, California, AnnieCannons is on a mission to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment. We recently sat down with the CEO and co-founder of AnnieCannons, Jessica Hubley, to learn more.

How Cisco’s nonprofit partners are pivoting and innovating to address unexpected needs

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The most vulnerable populations are the ones disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of global crises. Our nonprofit partners in economic empowerment are able to quickly adapt to the way they serve others.

Data, Technology, and Women’s Economic Empowerment

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Join us on Wednesday, January 30th at 8 am PT to engage in a thoughtful Twitter conversation around data, technology, and women's economic empowerment.