Cisco Connected Women (CCW) : Cisco empowers over 4,000 women

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“CONTINUALLY recognizing the need for more diversity and
female participation in the traditionally male high-technology industry, Cisco
Systems Inc, has programmes and resources to help women develop their skills as
individual contributors, managers, and executives, (Cisco connect) including an internal
employee resource group dedicated to the development of women, called the Cisco
Connected Women, CCW.”- Vanguard
Over the last ten years, CCW has offered more than 4000
global members opportunities for development, networking and generating new
business. Cisco ConnectIt contributes to a strategic effort to enhance Cisco’s success in
attracting, developing and retaining talented female employees.
Speaking about females participating in the technology
industry, Olakunle Oloruntimehin, Country Manager, Cisco Nigeria said: “In the
context of a male-dominated industry, Cisco is making intent-based decisions to
promote inclusiveness, diversity and overall female participation in the
industry. Cisco has a number of employee networks to support the development,
and growth opportunities of staff; the Cisco Sales Associates Programmes, CSAP,
is one of such opportunities. In Nigeria, CSAP aims to empower men and women
alike helping them realise their dreams of being ICT leaders.
“It is an early-in-career development programme designed
specifically for top university graduates from around the world who aspire to
become the next generation of sales leaders at Cisco. The year long programme
provides hands-on educational and experiential training that will prepare
associate sales representatives, ASR and associate systems engineers, ASE,
become successful account managers and system engineers in the Cisco sales
organisation.” Cisco Connect
Tolulope Ogundipe a female Cisco employee expressed her
views on the CSAP programme stating that it provided her tremendous growth
experience that stretched her skills and abilities over the elastic limit. She
said,“The entire experience for me has been exhilarating; working with
colleagues from over 12 countries and forming life time friendships is
priceless and I am grateful for the opportunity. Cisco Connect


“Aside this, during my time with the Cisco Amsterdam office,
Cisco employees participated in trainings and workshops and Nigerian Cisco
female employees got a chance to be a part of the Cisco Connected Women’s
Amsterdam and the girls in ICT programmes, which train and educate girls on the
roles and potential career paths present in Cisco Systems and the ICT industry
as a whole. Cisco’s commitment to championing women makes Cisco Connected
Women’s programme is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate diversity and
inclusion in technology and business.”
Punch reports that Cisco Systems Inc, a technology solutions company, has
reiterated its commitment to empowering women and increasing their
participation in the traditionally male high-technology industry. Cisco Connect
The technology company in a statement on Monday said it had
designed programmes and committed resources to helping women develop their
skills as individual contributors, managers, and executives through an internal
employee resource group dedicated to the development of women.
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