Cisco employees have always been generous with their time and money, both as individuals and as members of task forces and councils. Cisco Civic Councils put corporate social responsibility and the personal ethic of “giving back” into action. Individual Cisco employees play a critical role in bringing about positive, meaningful change in communities worldwide.
Cisco Leadership Fellows Program supports Cisco employees in local and global community organizations, where they work to provide strategic guidance, promote best practices, and build capacities that help these organizations have a greater impact.
U.K./Ireland Civic Council helped raise money for charity by combining a midyear internal virtual meeting with the fundraising climax for Comedy Relief’s Red Nose Day.
National Conference on Volunteering and Service is the world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors. Cisco was a corporate host and sponsor for the June 2009 meeting, which attracted 3500 attendees.
Ayelet Baron, director of business development for Cisco’s Emerging Markets group, is a Cisco Leadership Fellow who is helping nonprofit consortium NetHope carry out its work serving disadvantaged communities in more than 150 countries. See some of her presentations.