Cisco Empowered Women’s Network Launch at CiscoLive!  On June 22, the first Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CEWN) session was held at the CiscoLive! conference in Orlando, Florida. It was an opportunity for Cisco’s...

A solo trip to Russia

When you hear about Russia, what images come to your mind? Grand Palaces, matryoshka dolls, vodka? Since studying Russian history at school and in my endeavour to visit as many countries as possible during my lifetime (I’ve currently visited 42), I’ve always wanted to visit the largest country in the world and to see the […]

February 12, 2013


Getting Away from Group Think

When was the last time you had a team meeting with someone outside your usual circle of colleagues? This is a question – and a challenge – laid down by Peter McDonald, a collaboration expert that I met with last week. Peter works for a consultancy that focuses on helping people collaborate. And they go […]

January 21, 2013


Until Justice Rolls Down…On Martin Luther King Jr.

It was a printer jam that made me realize the full power of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech.”  Growing up in the United States, I had studied Martin Luther King Jr’s  outsize impact on civil rights and American history.  That said, I had never heard the entire speech he gave in […]

January 8, 2013


How Does Corporate Culture Impact a Company’s Success?

Culture exists in any organization, whether created through careful design and implementation, or through natural development as a company grows. What exactly is “corporate culture”?

December 7, 2012


Redefining Disability

This week the world celebrated the United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities. So let me ask you a question. What does disabled mean to you? If you say the word aloud, what comes to your mind? Wheelchairs, white sticks and hearing aids, maybe. Go a little deeper and you might think of less […]