girls in ict day

When You Empower a Girl, You Empower a Community

Cisco’s global initiative, Girls Power Tech (GPT), is a special learning opportunity for girls and young women to connect with Cisco mentors at offices around the world.

Girls Power Tech Brings Digital Skills to Life in Berlin

On April 27, my Cisco Berlin colleagues and I had the pleasure of celebrating International #GirlsInICTDay as a part of Cisco’s Girls Power Tech (GPT) initiative.

August 29, 2016

LIFE AT CISCO

The First Step On the Road to Technology

Do you remember what first inspired you to follow the road into the tech industry? A mentor or person that pushed you to take the first step? My road to...

June 16, 2016

LIFE AT CISCO

Cisco Employee Encourages Girls to Be Engineers Like Her

Recently I was giving the option of choosing between an Apple TV and a drone – and I happily chose a drone. But, I got asked more than a couple...

For Women in Tech, Anything is Possible

When I was a girl, my parents taught me that anything was possible for me (besides being a singer…). Yet the majority of women continue to believe that they cannot pursue a successful career in science, technology, engineering, and math (what we now affectionately call STEM). They are all too often intimidated by these classes […]

Passing the Torch: Inspiring Girls to Careers in Tech

Inspiration is the name of the game, and Cisco is going for gold! Everywhere you turn, you find Cisco’s people connecting, innovating and driving change to benefit everyone around the world, and Thursday, April 28, 2016 will be no exception. Tomorrow, thousands of Cisco employees will turn our focus to inspiring the next generation of […]

Girls Power Tech Inspires Young Women to Pursue IT Careers

Kelly Kramer, Cisco’s Chief Financial Officer, shared an inspirational message with more than 100 young women on Cisco’s San Jose campus yesterday: “You don’t need to live under gender stereotypes; you can be whatever you want to be!” Her words wrapped up this year’s Girls Power Tech event, in which we opened our doors to […]

April 21, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Should women consider a career in cybersecurity? Absolutely!

With the United Nations’ International Girls in ICT day fast approaching on April 23rd, this is a great opportunity to discuss how we can get young women involved in careers in technology. Cybersecurity is an ever-present issue with companies and individuals suffering attacks daily. At Cisco, we believe that protection from threats does not rely […]

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 […]