Diversity Woman Magazine

WIN 2018

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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46 D I V E R S I T Y W O M A N W i n t e r 2 0 1 8 d i v e r s i t y w o m a n . c o m "As a leader, what are you doing to champion diversity and inclusion at Cisco?" Celebrate > From left to right: SUSIE WEE, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, DevNet Innovations • My leadership team is over half female in a male- dominated industry. When I hire, I don't make compromises—I hire the best person for the job. Through team sports, I've learned how to build teams that can learn, collaborate, compete, and win. The strongest team is a diverse team that plays with heart. LIZ CENTONI, Senior Vice President and GM, Computing Systems Product Group • I focus on creating an environment every day where people feel they belong. I call it the safe zone. As a leader, that's my responsibility. Fear is the biggest inhibitor; the fear of being judged, of making mistakes, of being different. Take out the "fear factor" and innovation thrives, ideas flow, and execution is on hyperdrive. YVETTE KANOUFF, Senior Vice President and GM, Service Provider Business • It is so important for us to be active participants in diversity and inclusion. I am proud to have cofounded the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and the Women in Cable Telecommunications TechConnect mentorship programs; to be executive sponsor for Cisco's Conexión Latino Employee Resource Organization; and to have founded The Multiplier Effect, a Cisco sponsorship program. KIN-CHING (KC) WU, Senior Vice President, Operations Architecture • Leading by example is how I embed diversity and inclusion into hearts and minds. Active involvement at Cisco can include resource groups, mentorship/sponsorship, and speaking opportunities; each is so important. As leaders, the more our teams see us personally engaged, the more others are inspired to take action. CINDY GOODWIN- SAK, Director, Strategy and Operations, Worldwide Systems Engineering • At Cisco, we foster an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone feels safe, respected, valued, and heard. By building a community of support where everyone can thrive and share their unique perspectives, we can bring exponential value to our employees, customers, partners, and communities. Cisco cisco.com

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