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Sidestepping the status quo: My entrepreneurial journey

This blog post comes from Sarah Mak, 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, the Founder and CEO of BrightSign and the inventor of a smart glove that assists people with hearing impairments.

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.

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.

Technology: The pathway to financial inclusion

Learn more from Grace Wong, the Founder of Liven, Australia's biggest loyalty-based payment network which focuses on financial inclusion.

The social justice of education: An interview with the CEO of New Teacher Center

Dr. Blackburn, CEO of New Teacher Center, shares the link between social justice and education and how his organization supports educators.