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The Reason Why 1 In 10 African Girls Drop Out Of School Is Absolutely Troubling

Tae Yoo | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Research resoundingly reveals that when girls and women are educated, the income they earn is primarily returned to their families, which in turn helps build stronger families and more stable communities. But can something as simple as a dirty bathroom break that positive cycle?

For Girls in STEM, Belonging, Not Brain Structure, Makes the Difference

Stephanie Kelly | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Kelly

Little real evidence is available to indicate that the brains of men and women are "hardwired" differently, yet, perhaps due to lingering stereotypes, women remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

3 Ways The ‘Internet of Everything' Is Improving Our World

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

In Jordan, through Cisco HealthPresence, doctors and patients can see and speak to one another from distant clinical settings as if they are face-to-face. Network-connected medical devices -- such as thermometers, stethoscopes, and handheld cameras -- route patient information from the clinic to the hospital for instant access to critical data by medical specialists.

The Power Of Connections To Change The World

Tae Yoo | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Tae Yoo

This week, heads of state, Nobel Prize winners, nonprofit leaders, and influential CEOs will attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). In preparing for the event, I sat down with Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, who is also attending, to talk about the role of technology in driving positive change.

Women Have The Skills To Stand Out In STEM Fields

Padmasree Warrior | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Padmasree Warrior

NMSI reports that men over age 25 held 87 percent of bachelor's degrees in engineering fields. Only 23 percent of workers in STEM-related jobs are women, yet women make up 48 percent of workers in all occupations. The higher you go on the corporate ladder, the lower these numbers become. You don't need to be a math whiz to see that these numbers don't add up.

From Battlefield to The IT Field: My Story of Transition

Courtney Beard | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Courtney Beard

Today, I am working for Cisco Systems as a Network Consulting Engineer, using my knowledge of cyber security, my security clearance, and past experiences from the military all in one place. And it all began with taking the first step and signing up for a program that was there to assist a transitioning veteran such as myself.

Where Did The Girls Go? Closing The Gender Gap With Girls In ICT Day

Posted 04.25.2013 | Impact

Shop owners in Haiti overcome a cash shortage by accepting payment by text message. University students in Saudi Arabia break down the isolation of ni...

Shared Value: Amplifying the Success of a Business and Its Community

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

What does the term "shared value" mean? Simply put, it is the concept that a company can enhance its own competitiveness while simultaneously alleviating social problems in the communities where it operates.

Leading by Example: Female IT Experts in Saudi Arabia

Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact

Dr. Akila Sarirete leads by example at the Cisco Academy at Effat University. The mission of the university is to prepare women to be leaders in Saudi...