People and Culture

October 31, 2022

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Cisco in step to support cerebral palsy. Raises $20,000+ through STEPtember

Every 20 hours, an Australian child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is the most common lifelong physical disability in the world, affecting 18 million people worldwide. It’s caused by damage to the developing brain during pregnancy, birth, or shortly after birth, and it directly…

October 31, 2022

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

From good to great: Helping talented people shine with the ‘Emerging Talent’ group

‘Emerging Talent’ is a community within Cisco focused on supporting people’s career journeys, with particularly focus on helping them shine and unlock their goals. One of the first questions we get asked when someone joins, or is interested in joining, is: ‘what is the group and where did it ‘emerge’…

August 25, 2022

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Cisco Singapore – Paying It Forward @Willing Hearts

Singapore, August 19, 2022:  When the call for volunteering came, the Cisco Singapore team answered! Proudly wearing their recognizable blue Cisco tees, they embarked on their mission to pay it forward by spending the morning of Friday, August 19, at Willing Hearts. Willing Hearts is a non-profit…

April 28, 2022

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Careers, connections, and Cisco ANZ VETs network

By Emma Crome, success programs manager, Cisco. Emma is also the new lead of the Cisco VETS employee network for veteran enablement and troop support.  Careers After graduating high school I enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy as a Communications Information Systems (CIS) sailor, initially…

March 8, 2022

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Career diversity in IT – through MentorMe

One of Cisco’s flagship volunteering programs, MentorMe, matches female university students with a mentor in the technology industry within Cisco for over nine weeks. Meeting weekly, and sometimes more, the students also participate in weekly professional development sessions to hear from experts…

March 8, 2022

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

IWD: a look at leaders

Today marks international women’s day globally. We asked three of our senior leaders about their career histories, the challenges they experience, and what the day means for them. Karen Schuman I started my professional career in healthcare consulting, working with hospitals looking to digitise…

December 1, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

The power of a hairbrush

To all the parents juggling working from home while bringing up their kids and managing their education: you’re all superheroes. There’s one group at Cisco sharing what’s in their superhero toolkit amongst each other, and it started with an unexpected item – a hairbrush. The Special Kids Group: Parents…

November 30, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Leaning on your leaders in tough times

The last couple of years have been tough for many, especially as our personal and professional lives go through a tug of war to find the right balance. Working further apart physically has unexpectedly brought many of us closer through virtual, but more meaningful, connections. From seeing into your…

September 3, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Meet the myth-busting mentor on a mission

By Helena Ng, Technology Lead for Small and Midsize Business Sales, Cisco Australia, and New Zealand. I’ve been part of Cisco for 16 years. I was working as a wireless specialist engineer at a start-up, Airespace – which was then acquired by Cisco. I’ve also worked in solutions marketing, specialist…