"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." – Booker T. Washington
The Cisco Black Employee Network (CBEN) was created develop a dynamic environment for black employees that cultivates career growth, community involvement, and business excellence. The Cisco vision is to be a valued resource for new market opportunities in the global black community and for engaging top black talent into the Cisco leadership pipeline. In addition to this vision, it is extremely important to understand that Cisco is inclusive of the global black communities. Some of the initiatives supported by CBEN include:
CBEN is a global employee resource group with chapters in the United States, EMEAR, Nigeria, and South Africa. CBEN members have had preliminary meetings with local media industry professionals to see how they can use Cisco collaboration technology to deliver remote experiences to consumers.
What Makes CBEN Most Proud
CBEN allows employees interested in supporting and celebrating unique aspects of the Afro-American culture to do so through positive and enriching activities. These activities are meant to develop business skills and influence organizational culture, and help enhance Cisco's corporate culture by improving teamwork, opening communications, and benefiting Cisco profitability through increased productivity.
CBEN is proud of the work we do in the community:
Sheri Slate, Cisco Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, was recently spotlighted in the Profiles section of Diversity Journal's 10th Annual Women Worth Watching list. Read More