Connected Women Leadership Forum 2013

Cisco, a global leader in the networking industry, is hosting its Annual Connected Women's Leadership Forum, CWLF 2013, on Wednesday, September 4 2013, in Bangalore.

This external facing event is organized by Cisco Connected Women, an Employee Resource Group (ERG) in Cisco. It is hosted by Cisco at our Bangalore Campus, Cessna Business Park, Kadubessanahalli. It has been a successful annual feature celebrating the growing participation of women in the workforce around the world as engineers, scientists, marketers, sociologists, teachers, and students. The intent of the event is to connect all these women and their supporters across the ecosystem and create a day of learning, networking and fun for leaders and professionals in the industry. This event provides equal opportunities to men and women and it has been successfully represented by sizable participation of attendees from Cisco and across the industry.

This year's theme is "Aspire, Reach Out, Rise Above ", with a special emphasis on strengthening women leadership, motivation and personality development. It speaks to women as well as their supporters in the corporate arena.

This year, our eminent keynote speakers are:

  • Liz Centoni - Vice President/ General Manager, Service Provider Access Business, Cisco
  • Kumud Srinivasan - Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group and President, Intel India

Here is what this event means to you -

  • You get to actively interact with people of similar background and interests
  • You can take away personal development tips and advice
  • You find opportunities to connect with successful women leaders across the industry

Here you go to become part of this event..."Register"

We look forward to welcome and meet you at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, September 4 2013, at Cisco, Cessna Business Park, Kadubessanahalli, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore.

About Cisco Connected Women (CCW)

About Cisco Connected Women

Recognizing the need for more female participation in the high-technology industry, Cisco has programs and resources to help women develop their skills as individual contributors, managers, and executives. Cisco Connected Women (CCW) is the Cisco's internal Employee Resource Groups dedicated to development of women.

Over the last ten years the CCW at Cisco, has grown to over 38 chapters, offering more than 4000 global members opportunities for development, networking and generating new business. CCW contributes to a strategic effort to enhance Cisco's success in attracting, developing and retaining talented female employees.

CCW India has more than 350 employees as its members. The CCW India activities are strategized and executed by a core team of volunteers lead by the CCW leads, with the guidance of executive sponsors and thought leaders. The volunteers develop programs in line with the business guidelines, employee network directions and needs as per the local culture. The Executive sponsors give thought leadership, business direction and funding for CCW activities. The thought leaders give direction and guidance to the team for the activities and also help in driving down the message.

Some of the activities organized by CCW chapter in India include:

  • Mentoring
  • Exec Shadowing
  • Professional workshops like the Powered Development Sessions and Technical Leadership workshops
  • Community initiatives - Girls in Technology, Engagement with UR Council


Time Item
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Event Launch and Welcome note
9:30 AM – 10:20 AM Keynote address by
1.Liz Centoni - Vice President/ General Manager, Service Provider Access Business, Cisco
2.Kumud Srinivasan - Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group and President, Intel India
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Panel Discussion on Aspire, Reach Out, Rise Above
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM A Fun Session
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Motivational Speaker Session
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Breakout Panel Sessions and Workshops
Soft Skills Track - The Power of Being Seriously Silly
Technical Track - Programmability of Everything
Financial Planning Track - How to get Rich and Retire Early
2:30 PM –3:30 PM Networking Session
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Closing ceremony
Programme Guide (PDF - 457 KB)


If you have questions about registration or general event information, contact the CWLF team by Email