inclusive economy

Connecting the dots from skills to careers: Inside Cisco’s Networking Academy

Access to opportunity can change lives and change communities. Cisco Networking Academy partners with educators, governments, and employers to bring global and inclusive access to digital skills to millions of people. Here are some of their stories.

How a nonprofit partner in economic empowerment provides tech training to survivors of human trafficking

AnnieCannons is a nonprofit whose mission is to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing  skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment.

Staying Hopeful and Supporting Education for All

Jemy Kannan shares a story of the lessons she learned joining her daughter's school on a volunteering trip to Cambodia.

Cisco Supports Military Veterans and Spouses Through Thick and Thin

When Tina Swallow, director of Department of Defense services sales at Cisco, joined Cisco 12 years ago, she didn’t know where she was going to end up. At the time, she was interviewing for the role from Yokosuka, Japan, where her family was stationed and where her husband was still serving in the U.S. Navy.

How Housing First Provides Hope for the Future

Before Joanne Richards was homeless, she was the typical PTA soccer mom. For many, the path to homelessness often starts with a significant unexpected expense. Find out how Destination: Home both creates affordable housing and prevents homelessness using the Housing First model.

A Lifelong Journey of Education and Science

In advance of her presentation at a Women Rock IT event, entrepreneur Maha Achour shares her journey from her birth in North Africa to a career in a STEM field, how she balances family and career and how she supports young people to help them achieve STEM careers.

The Founder, CEO and CTO of Niramai on Increasing Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Dr. Geetha Manjunath shares her personal experience with STEM education and how she founded Niramai to develop new cancer screening software using machine intelligence with thermography images—enabling a low cost, easy to use, portable solution to detect cancer.

38 degrees – Cold Hands (and Feet), but Warm Heart

Rekha Grennan recently spent a night outdoors to raise money for Covenant House. Read on to find out how it went and what the impact is on this organization that provides vital services to homeless youth.