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October 3, 2017

LIFE AT CISCO

Closing the Confidence Gap

On our first Facebook Live Isabella shared that men feel they only need 50% of the skills to apply for a job, whereas women feel they need 80-90% -- in this post she encourages women to feel empowered to apply for tech roles.

September 5, 2017

LIFE AT CISCO

7 Career Stepping Stones from my 7th Ciscoversary!

Anjali B. shares seven stepping stones in her seven years at Cisco as she celebrates her Ciscoversary.

Celebrating Women in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day

For every young woman who wants to pursue a career in science, math, engineering, or technology (STEM), look no further than Ada Lovelace. Born in 1815 at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, she gravitated toward the fascinating world of science and mathematics, eventually becoming the world’s first computer programmer. Her lengthy studies connected her […]

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Mentor in STEM

A wise man once told me, “There's no better title than 'Dad'.” We were talking about career achievements and family, and how to balance the two. I have to hand...

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.

October 15, 2015

LIFE AT CISCO

Cisco Mentors Fuel the Future of New Hires

Before becoming CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins was Head of Sales. Even then he saw employees as the key to...

A Seismic STEM Challenge

Over 2000 innovators came together in San Jose recently to examine ways to ensure that buildings can survive powerful earthquakes. This was no ordinary trade show. It wasn’t an industry conference filled with engineers and seismologists, policymakers and building managers. Instead, the more than 2000 participants were students, grades 4 through 12, from across Silicon […]

Mentoring At-Risk Students Good for Our Hearts and Minds

Last week, I was acknowledged by the Alum Rock Counseling Center for my personal commitment to mentoring at-risk students. As I prepared my thank you remarks, I was reminded how much I value youth mentoring nonprofits such as Alum Rock, Big Brother Big Sisters, and Child Advocates. Through mentor-mentee relationships, students are propelled to learn, to grow, and to […]