How Two Cisco Women Leaned In and Supercharged Their Careers
In honor of International Women in Engineering, we spotlight two extraordinary women at Cisco, Priya Aiyer, and Christelle Mombo-Zigah. Here, they share their career journeys, experiences and insights from their participation in Cisco’s Exemplar Diverse Female Mentee program.
#SeeItToBeIt: Inclusivity is an ongoing journey
I find myself looking not towards the past, but towards the future and how important equality, inclusivity, and equity are in the context of—The future of tech. The future of leadership. The future of emerging talent.
Next Generation Leadership: How Sponsorship Can Help Power an Inclusive Future for Black Cisconians
Cisco's Multiplier Effect advocates for sponsorship as a powerful tool that leaders can use to accelerate the careers of diverse talent.
The sound of the future: humming our way to inclusion
Imagine a world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where differences of all kinds are valued and celebrated. That’s my wish this holiday season. And Cisco is working to make this wish come true.
A Conversation on Mentorship
Having a mentor can prove to be a fantastic experience, providing a source of support, feedback, advice and inspiration. Maite shares a discussion on mentorship with friends and colleagues, providing guidance on seeking a mentor and making the most out of this unique relationship.
Sponsorship is an Action Verb
I’ve always thought I had a strong support network, until I saw what that looked like for others. I wondered how my peers were able to navigate these corporate streets, arriving on time and unscathed. They were climbing the proverbial ladder and progressing in ways I wasn’t; even the ones I outperformed - by far. I learned it was because they had active sponsorship.
Multiply It: Fostering Diversity & Inclusion
When we are committed to full-spectrum diversity and inclusion, we get diversity of thought, experience, ideas, and best practices. This is the differentiator that will that will result in stronger teams, more innovative companies, and better results for our partners, customers and communities.
Sponsorship fuels a rich and diverse pipeline
Cisco introduced The Multiplier Effect, which asks leaders to pledge to sponsor at least one extraordinary diverse person in their organization and challenge their peers to do the same.
Disrupting the Ordinary: Our Commitment to Diversity and Collaboration
Last week I was fortunate to attend the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston. In its 39th year, Simmons is considered the premiere professional development event for women. Each year...