Female Champions Proving IT's not just for the Boys

What do you know about Careers in Technology? Is it really a male dominated field? Is it a nerds only industry? Does coding really have to be your second language? Is it true that you will not be creative and will have to move to the Silicon Valley? In case you are wondering, all of the above questions are answered with a simple— No, that is an incorrect assumption. Join us...
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Grit and Innovation pay off

When it comes to the number of female founders of startups, it appears that quality trumps quantity. The number of startups with a female founder more than quadrupled from 117 in 2009 to 555 in 2014, according to data compiled by CrunchBase. In 2009, 9.5 percent of startups had at least one woman founder, but by 2014 that rate had almost doubled to 18 percent, the same data...
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Dispelling Myths About Women in Tech

Monique Morrow is the CTO of New Frontiers Engineering at Cisco. Focused on the intersection between economics, technology, and research, she is defining mechanisms and marketplace scenarios for cloud federation constructs to include security. She was previously Cisco’s Chief Technology Officer of Services, where she is responsible for aligning the Cisco Services Technology vision and...
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In the Center of the Cyclone

With sustained winds of up to 195 miles per hour — among the strongest-ever recorded — Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the eastern coast of the Philippines at midnight on 8 November 2013. By morning light, the typhoon’s devastation became starkly apparent. There were 6,300 dead and another 11 million homeless or severely impacted. The swath of destruction was 500 miles...
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Webinar: What is the Future for Women in STEM?

What does the future hold for women in STEM fields? Get the answers to this question and more at the Women in Networking Career Discussion : 5 Ways to Boost Your Career Transformation .   Hear from STEM career professionals as they answer your questions about their career transformations, what they love about their jobs, and advice they have for you. Do not miss your chance...
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A Place for You in Tech

We invite every girl who dreams about a rewarding career in technology to pursue it and make their dream a reality. Learn from one group of young women about why they are pursuing a career in technology.     Technology careers are for both men and women, we encourage each and every one of you to enroll in courses and broaden your knowledge. There are many exciting...
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Why Careers in Technology are Good for Women

Careers for women in technology get an undeservedly bad rap. As I was researching for this article, I was overwhelmed by all the negative press. While it is true that there are still issues to be resolved, the multitude of negative articles would lead anyone to believe that a career in technology is not a good career path for women. That has not been my experience, nor the experience of...
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One of my Greatest Life Decisions: Becoming an Engineer

Have you ever believed that you could do or be anything? That in your heart and gut, you knew that you were destined to change the world in your own way, exciting, empowering and enabling so many others so they may do the things they never thought they could?
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Young Women Become Pioneers in the IT Industry

In Sri Lanka, people often work late at night. Some leave their offices after midnight, but few are women — traditional cultural beliefs prevent them from working the same long hours as men. This didn’t stop Nethmi Kalansooriya and Farha Fathima from completing  Cisco Networking Academy  courses and becoming the first women hired by a local IT company. Connecting...
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Building a Foundation for Trust Using NetAcad

Formed in 2007, Mediterranean Youth Technology Club (MYTecC) combines  Cisco Networking Academy  curricula with non-technology content, such as English language, leadership, and basic business skills training. Instructors are carefully selected community leaders who provide grassroots support and manage the program collaboratively. There are clubs in eight countries, linked with a...
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