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Changing the Equation

New Strategies – New Possibilities

Our bold new strategies are designed to actually change the equation for diverse talent.

    To change the equation, we need to break through barriers, to multiply the impact of inclusive leadership, and to create environments where everyone can thrive. We’re collaborating with organizations and leaders that are as passionate about transformation as we are. Cisco’s Multiplier Effect Pledge is creating extraordinary momentum among inclusive leaders of all levels.

    We are proud to take both a national and global leadership role in a number of high profile collaborations to drive equity and create fully diverse and inclusive organizations. We’re founding signers of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Pledge, the Parity Pledge, and the White House Equal Pay Pledge.  And we’re leading members of the Employers for Equal Pay Consortium to help make the promise of fair pay a reality for all employees.

    Find out more about the impact we’re having:

    Multiplier Effect Pledge

    Changing the diversity equation through the power of sponsorship.

    CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™

    The largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    Employers for Equal Pay Consortium™

    Helping to realize the promise of fair pay for all. 

    Cisco Executives in the News

    Read how our executives are creating a more inclusive and innovative culture by unleashing the full power and potential of all of our people.  

    Chuck Robbins on Social Justice

    Cisco CEO, Chuck Robbins, talks about the importance of social justice and racial equality.

    Cisco's Experiment with Radical Transparency

    Fran Katsoudas, Chief People Officer and Senior VP, is making changes at Cisco.

    Diversity & Inclusion in the Digital Age

    Shari Slate, VP and Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer, talks about what it takes to be a diversity-and-inclusion digital disruptor.

    Taking leaps, skipping steps

    Liz Centoni tells how she navigated towards a career in STEM, but started in sales.

    Diversity Woman Spring 2020

    Cisco’s Focus on Conscious Culture Paying Big Dividends

    Maria Martinez: Latina STEM Pioneer

    Maria Martinez, EVP and Chief Customer Experience Officer, Latina STEM Pioneer