Creating the Next Generation of Tech Role Models
Build your career AND serve as a role model for young women who aspire to careers in technology.
What’s YOUR Mantra?
“Put your oxygen mask before others.” I have heard this mantra again and again this year in different women’s conferences and seminars. And this was the first message from
Honoring Leadership: Advocating for Team Members with Disabilities
Two Cisco leaders were just recognized with high honors for their advocacy of inclusion and diversity at Cisco and within the community – leadership that champions the needs of our team members and friends with disabilities. Greg Akers, senior vice president of Advanced Security Research and Government, and Mayte Cubino Gonzalez, a technical services manager […]
Preparation, Optimism, Goodness: 3 Pearls of Wisdom + 1 from the Conference for Women (2015) in Philadelphia
Have you heard the expression, “People don’t remember what you say, they remember how you made them feel?” Last week, I had the opportunity to participate with more than 8,000 women (80 from Cisco) — in a one-day conference sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc. and other companies. There were many amazing speakers who shared their […]
Catalysts for 10x Innovation (Part 1)
“Why does a computer need a fan? I want my computer to be quiet and small!” Steve Jobs actually provoked that question when he started the journey that led to the creation of Apple II nearly four decades ago. And, of course, the journey made history and continues on into new frontiers of technology. Asking […]
Changing the Equation
It’s been a little more than a year since we created Cisco’s first Office of Inclusion and Collaboration (OIC). And it’s been a milestone year. Today, we’re releasing our annual Corporate Social Responsibility report (CSR), which details Cisco’s high-level priorities for being socially and environmentally responsible, and I’m honored to share the highlights of our […]
The Power of Interconnected Partnerships – Internally and Externally
I have always been a passionate believer in The Power of Partnerships to improve diversity in the talent pipeline, the workplace and leadership positions at enterprises everywhere. My experience shows that partnerships must be formed both within the enterprise and outside of it in order to make a real impact on diversity. This has been […]
13 Tips to Inspire Your Inner Leader
Lots of people think of the number 13 as unlucky, but sometimes, it can be a LUCKY number....
Advancing Diversity with ‘The Power of One’
Last week, many of the nation’s top African-American leaders and emerging talent experienced first-hand “The Power of One” – the power of one person, one organization or one partnership to transform the world. The occasion was the Executive Leadership Council’s (ELC) annual celebration of individuals and corporations making a difference to advance inclusion and diversity […]