Conexión is the oldest Cisco ERO, and it continues to set the standard for providing opportunities to Cisco employees. Through the Grow, Build, and Share approach, this ERO offers members varied and rewarding ways to achieve both personal and professional growth.
Conexión facilitates Latino professional development, community and educational outreach, networking, and advancement. This Employee Resource Organization (ERO) has more than 500 members. The group operates in Atlanta, Georgia; Europe; Latin America; Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina; and San Jose, California. Conexión also includes a virtual chapter.
Members of Conexión provide a vibrant Latino contribution to The Human Network. Conexión offers broader technology access, higher education, a strong presence in the business leadership community, and a growing appreciation of cultural strengths and differences. In pursuit of these goals, the group focuses on three fundamental areas:
Because Conexión has such a widely dispersed board and membership, Cisco technology facilitates quarterly board meetings and helps the group sponsor and hold successful events. Such events include Program Escuela and Jóvenes en Acción. Conexión uses the following Cisco technologies:
What Makes Conexión Most Proud
Conexión hosted 25 Mexican CEOs as part of the group's innovation and technology trip. This event:
Comments from the CEOs after the event were uniformly positive. The CEOs thanked Conexión for hosting them and affirmed a desire to work closely with the Latin American team for Cisco Services. This meeting provided a unique, productive way to engage companies in the Latin American market.
Conexión Gives Back to the Community
Conexión members have a passion for education and leadership. Recently, they have collaborated with Jóvenes en Acción, a leadership training and exchange program for students in Mexican public high school. By working with Cisco, along with the governments of the United States and Mexico, the two organizations are actively striving to improve education in Mexico.