Women of Cisco

April 22, 2021

CYBERSECURITY

A look at SecureIT for Girls in ICT

The need for more women and girls in the technology sector continues, at a time when diversity numbers in the industry are at an all-time low. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum revealed Australia’s ranking in the Global Gender Gap Index had dropped significantly to beyond 50th place, moving…

March 8, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Reflections from our female leaders in technology

As we mark another International Women’s Day, today is all about stopping to reflect and celebrate the achievements of women. But it is also a moment when we acknowledge the work that remains to be done to further embrace inclusion and gender equality. Particularly when it comes to leadership in the…

March 8, 2021

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Five Cisco Women share their experiences working in technical roles and how they choose to challenge

International Women’s Day is a global day recognising the social, economic and cultural achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity and equality. Women continue to be underrepresented in the IT workforce. Females account for only 25 per cent of those with post-secondary…

August 10, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Diversity Drives Sales Innovation

Similarity kills innovation. Having a diverse workforce changes the way we think, resulting in higher success, plus efficiency. We live in a world filled with people from a diverse backgrounds; in order to succeed in a business that reflects the wider society, it is essential to have more intersectional…

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…

March 5, 2020

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Winners of the Cisco Women in IT Awards for 2020

Cisco is proud to share the winners of the 2020 Women in IT Awards, recognising the very best in female talent across its customer and partner community. In response to the wealth of standout submissions, all categories exceeded the traditional six finalist limit, showcasing the very best in the…

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…

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…

April 12, 2019

INNOVATION

How to get stuff done as a woman in tech

Allyson Corcoran, Director of Service Sales, Cisco ANZ has been in the technology industry in a range of roles for 27 years. Allyson is part of the Connected Women’s Network, an employee led initiative that supports a range of initiatives to help attract and retain women in technology, including programs…