inclusion

September 15, 2021

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

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.

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.

Celebrating how we have all RISEN above all challenges

For us, at Cisco, diversity and inclusion is a huge part of our culture, and for International Women’s Day this year, we want to align and focus on three key themes that we believe everyone can resonate with: RISE, Thrive and Shine.

Celebrate: Moving Forward with Courage, Empathy, Equality, and Community

I’ve been involved in women advocacy groups throughout my career, and I’ve found that three themes are concurrent through all of that work: courage, empathy, and equality.

December 20, 2019

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

Cisco Ranks #2 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity List for 2019

Cisco #2 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity list for 2019! While we still have more work to do,, we are proud to be named among the top 10 best workplaces for diversity in the U.S.

September 6, 2019

NETWORKING

Fostering Diversity in Enterprise Networking Engineering

Even in human relationships, hard data is an eye-opener. When I joined Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group, one data point was immediately concerning: we had gender imbalance, especially in leadership.