People and Culture

June 26, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

“Technology is life changing!” Marleese Attilakos shares her impressions of working in tech for 20 years

Marleese Attilakos is the Commercial State Sales Manager for Cisco Australia and New Zealand, based in Melbourne.  Marleese has been in the ICT industry for 20 years, with a diverse set of skills under her belt as an analyst, sales executive and sales leader, as well as working in operations and the…

Understanding neurodiversity and autism as a superpower

April marked Autism Awareness Month, which works to increase greater understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people on the autism spectrum. During the month, the Cisco Disability Awareness Network and Special Kids Group in Australia and New Zealand shared a questionnaire to help educate employees…

April 29, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

“It’s not about disability, it’s about differences, and different strengths we bring to the world.”

A diverse, inclusive and collaborative workplace is something we are proud of at Cisco. Diversity is about embracing differences, and enabling people to bring different strengths to work. There are a number of initiatives close to the hearts of employees on missions to support inclusivity, and one…

April 17, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

We are Cisco! Cisco named one of Australia’s Inclusive employers

Diversity and inclusion are essential to fuelling the power of connection in thriving communities, and at Cisco a culture in which all people feel welcomed, valued, respected, accepted and heard is foundational. In Australia, we’re proud to be named an Inclusive Employer by The Diversity Council…

February 7, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

“I work in a job that did not exist when I was studying.”

A conversation with Emma Reid, Global Marketing Manager for Cisco’s Networking Academy Emma Reid is a well-regarded champion for diversity and equal opportunity particularly in creating programs that bridge the gap and enables a stronger sense of community within the IT industry. Emma is the Global…

December 19, 2019

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

2019: A Great Year at Cisco ANZ!

The year has whizzed past, and at Cisco Australia and New Zealand it has been jam-packed with world firsts, innovation, announcements, executive visits, volunteering, mentoring, a plethora of awards and more! As we officially shutdown for the year at the end of the week, It’s always great to reflect…

December 19, 2019

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Cisco’s Connected Santa – making special connections possible

This time of year is about connections – with family members, with friends, and for many kids they have one person in mind that they’d like to meet and share their hopes and dreams with. It can be an extremely tough time for children in hospital, let alone over the festive season. It can also be a challenging…

October 24, 2019

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

MentorMe: Cisco wraps up its female university student mentoring program

Earlier this month, over 170 female university students graduated from Cisco’s Mentor Me program, which provides 1:1 mentoring with a tertiary student and Cisco employee. The office sites across Australia and New Zealand where abuzz to celebrate the end of the program! Students across 18 universities…

October 4, 2019

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Cisco rises to #2 Best Place to Work in Australia!

We are absolutely thrilled to move up to #2 Best Place to Work in Australia, building on the top 3 spot last year! This recognition reinforces the value and work we’ve been doing to listen and create the workplace culture where our employees can thrive. Whether this is through the meaningful work they…