Women Rock IT

Essential workplace skills: where to begin

Chandni Panchal explains how tackling challenging material in school translated to continuous learning at work.

March 12, 2020

SECURITY

Women at Cisco take on the Cyberstart Challenge – Will You?

At Cisco, we wanted to create an internal competition to encourage our Women in Cybersecurity community members to step out of their comfort zone and learn new areas of cybersecurity. Nearly one hundred Cisco women across the globe participated in the CyberStart Challenge.

One woman’s career journey from student to cybersecurity professional

Samantha faced sexism at school but it didn't slow her down in pursuing the technical job of her dreams.

A Lifelong Journey of Education and Science

In advance of her presentation at a Women Rock IT event, entrepreneur Maha Achour shares her journey from her birth in North Africa to a career in a STEM field, how she balances family and career and how she supports young people to help them achieve STEM careers.

Data, Privacy and You: How To Manage Data Privacy and Teach It to Children

As a data privacy expert and mother of two, Cisco's Lorena Marciano often gets asked by parents about how they can protect their children's privacy online. Here's what she recommends.

Captaining Shark-Detecting Drones in Australia

Drones have many practical oceanic applications including everything from real-time shore alerts when sharks are present to collecting humpback whale exhale condensate -- or snot -- to track whale health.

How a Research-Driven Approach to Drones Can Help Us Save Lives

Drones are changing public safety operations for the better. New emerging drone technologies offer the promise of reducing search times, improving situational awareness, enhancing team safety, reducing costs, and even the potential of delivering medical supplies ahead of rescue teams. But sound research must be utilized to measure the positive impacts in order to make sure drones are utilized appropriately.

Why Empowering Female Designers Can Improve Health Outcomes

Cervical cancer, when caught early, can be affordably and effectively treated. But the vast majority of women in the poorest parts of the world have never been screened. The Callascope was designed by women for women to empower them to take care of their own health, without stigma.