Cisco has a long history of using technology to connect the world and change lives for the better. Our brand is all about the connections that make anything possible—and it continues to come to life in new and exciting ways.
After spending more than twenty years as a Senior Portfolio Manager on Wall Street, Maria Spinelli decided to take a break. She found herself reenergized after her professional sabbatical and desired to return to the workforce, but contemplated whether to pursue a new career path or leverage her asset management expertise.
A top female exec in the energy industry shares her initial doubts about a career in the field, explains why she’s so glad she took the leap and urges others to do the same.
by AnnetteClayton, CEO and President, North America Operations; CSCO, Schneider Electric
Growing up on a small farm, there was an “all hands on deck” mentality, where we did everything ourselves. I inherited an engineering mindset by watching things being pulled apart, repaired and reassembled. The more I investigated their inner workings, the more I became hooked. Working through college and grad school, I earned engineering degrees before deciding where to take my career.
By Courtney Murphy, Director, Strategic Partnerships, CECP
Over the course of the past year, CECP has, with support of the Walmart Foundation, led an inquiry into the role and current practice of companies integrating Diversity and Inclusion into their Corporate Social Engagement efforts. This effort has been propelled by a questioning of the role of companies in the midst of rising inequality, racial tensions, and social movements such as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, among others.
At a recent Cultivating Confidence Conversation in Detroit, Executive Chairman Rick Goings shared that inclusivity is essential for your business and society. Tupperware Brands is a leading voice within the community promoting the acceleration and confidence of women. However, according to Goings, “There is still more we could do to recruit and activate a more diverse corporate workforce.” Inclusion within the workplace increases success and makes the vision a reality.