Cisco sees inclusion and diversity as essential to fueling what we call the power of connection.
When we truly connect—through different backgrounds, abilities, genders, generations, cultures, ethnicities, orientations, work styles, and points of view—we can collaborate at exciting new levels.
At Cisco, we see inclusion as a bridge—a way to connect diverse perspectives. To spark new ideas, explore new possibilities, tap into the power of digital transformation, and inspire innovation.
We’re inventing new ways to multiply the power of our people and developing innovative solutions to some of our most business-critical challenges and opportunities. We’re expanding our commitment to fair pay. Accelerating our diverse talent. Investing in our emerging diverse leaders. Creating new realms of inclusion through technology, as seen in our Cisco LifeChanger and Connected Health and Education programs. Partnering across the globe to multiply our impact. And taking a stand for social justice throughout our communities.
Learn more about the impact our commitment is having:
Pay parity means our people are paid fairly across our global company.
Cisco’s philosophy seeks to understand pay differences among employees doing similar work and address where necessary.
Benefiting everyone starts with fairness and equality.
Breaking down barriers through innovative solutions for inclusion in the classroom and beyond.
Cisco is tapping into the tremendous potential of people with disabilities.
Across our global company, we’ve driven broad improvements in overall representation that have resulted in the most diverse Cisco ever. Today, we have one of the most diverse executive leadership teams in our industry. And we’re just getting started.
Our bold new strategies for accelerating diversity begin with creating new ways to find extraordinary talent. We’ve designed an innovative framework that includes:
Read more about Cisco’s strategies to accelerate and promote diverse talent.
This year, 2,400 of our employees participated in high-impact development programs through our partnerships with world-class organizations that excel at accelerating diversity and inclusion.
Our strategic partnerships expand our ability to recognize extraordinary diverse talent and give our emerging leaders the capabilities, mentoring and sponsorship, and insightful experiences they need to progress their career.
Our global Inclusion and Collaboration partners include:
The Office of Inclusion and Collaboration is working across our global community to create more opportunities for diversity.
As a global company, we incorporate the many viewpoints from the companies and locations where we do business.
Cisco supports the STEM education and careers needed to build tomorrow’s workforce.
See how our people are helping to change the world.