mentorship

November 9, 2015

COLLABORATION

What I Learned at Grace Hopper: Collaboration Is Crucial for Improving Gender Diversity in Tech

In October I had the privilege of attending the Grace Hopper Celebration for the first time. I am truly in awe of how transformative and inspiring this conference is. Grace Hopper is the largest event for women in computing. It’s a place for women to come together and get inspired by other women who are […]

July 15, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 27. Getting Started in I.T.

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about getting started in I.T. with Cisco Champions Rowell Dionicio and Justin Parisi. Our guest hosts this week are Networking Academy members Tim Harmon and Nick Saylor. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a […]

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 […]

How I Helped Middle School Students Make a Difference in Their Community

This post was written by guest blogger Stephen Liem, IT Director, Global Quality and Support Services There is no limit to what education can bring. It opens up many opportunities that otherwise may not be available. In the past 10 weeks I‘ve had the privilege of teaching journalism to the middle school students in Joseph-George […]

Preparing Texas Students Today for the STEM Jobs of Tomorrow

This post written by guest blogger Steve Slattery, Vice President of Unified Communications and Customer Engagement, Cisco   Nearly 60 10th graders from the Plano Independent School District STEM Academy came to Cisco’s Richardson, Texas, campus today to gain hands-on experience with the technology of tomorrow. These students, who focus on science, technology, engineering and math – […]