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Inspiring generations: One woman’s unexpected journey as a Cisco Networking Academy instructor

Learn how Cisco Networking Academy instructor Lulu Patel is changing social norms and creating an inclusive classroom for all at the Siyafunda Community Technology Centre in South Africa.

From Cisco Live to Networking Academy: A donation of pi-top laptops engages students at a Tribal college

When Cisco Live went virtual in 2020, we were still able to make an impact by donating 1,000 pi-top laptop kits to Cisco Networking Academy partners around the world. Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota received 25 of the pi-top laptop kits that were donated.

Sidestepping the status quo: My entrepreneurial journey

This blog post comes from Sarah Mak, an Australian-based technology entrepreneur and storyteller. She's the co-founder and CEO at Folktale, a SaaS platform for organizations to listen-at-scale through crowd-sourced videos.

One entrepreneur’s search for a BrightSign leads to a life-changing invention

This blog post comes from Hadeel Ayoub, a London-based designer, programmer, and researcher in human computer interactions. Hadeel is the Founder and CEO of BrightSign and the inventor of a smart glove that assists people with hearing impairments to sign and translate with others.

Astia is transforming the way we fund businesses

Cisco has invested in early-phase funding to help Astia develop a tech-enabled platform to source and screen companies applying to Astia for investment, and work to remove bias from the investment process. We recently sat down with Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia, and Tanya Van Court, the CEO of Goalsetter, an investee company in Astia's portfolio, to learn more.

March 8, 2021

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Driving Impact with Strong Leadership

Chuck Robbins announces expanded roles for Fran Katsoudas, Liz Centoni and Maria Martinez, who will continue to drive key areas of the business and shape the future for Cisco.

Choose to challenge: How investing in women strengthens families and communities

This year's theme for International Women's Day is "choose to challenge," which encourages every one of us to call out gender bias and inequality, and to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. In honor of this day, we share the stories of four women in different parts of the world, to see how investing in their work helped strengthen their communities.

Code.org: Driving a global digital literacy movement in K-12 education

There are over 2 billion computers and more than 2.5 million apps in the world today, integrated into nearly every aspect of our lives. They influence how we work, drive, access healthcare, vote and more – and their uses are only growing. But how much do we really know about them? The answer for many of us is very little. The nonprofit Code.org is on a mission to change that.

February 24, 2021

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Rethinking What’s Possible in the Post-Pandemic World

We have made a definitive leap into a digital-first world. The pandemic has made clear that whatever can be delivered digitally, must be delivered digitally. This means companies must not only embrace digital transformation, but also build digital resilience to prepare for tomorrow’s next big challenges.