CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – South Texas students had the opportunity to start the school year off right this fall with help of the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery. TeamCITGO volunteers packed and distributed 200 backpacks filled with school supplies at Robstown High School as part of the 5th Annual Abel Herrero School Supply Giveaway.
Maria Del Pilar Munoz won the first NetRiders competition in Colombia, and went on to become a Cisco consulting systems engineer who balances her career with studies at Georgetown and Colombia Universities in the United States and her family.
When Farha Fathima completed her CCNA coursework she became one of the first women in IT positions at Micro Solutions. To meet the IT skills gap in the Asia Pacific region, companies in countries like Sri Lanka are hiring women into traditionally male jobs.
Luis Alfonso struggled to stay away from the violent culture that permeates the border town of Monterrey, Mexico. An innovative IT program and the CCNA curriculum sparked his interest in networking and put him on a path to independence and prosperity.
by Joe Cozzolino, Sr VP, Cisco Services; Karen Walker, Sr VP & CMO contributing
What a month! As executive sponsors of Cisco’s Global Service Month, we are amazed and proud of Cisco employees around the world who pitched in to make a difference in so many ways. Here’s a snapshot of our collective impact:
Miguel was a shy freshman when he joined his high school’s FIRST® Robotics Competition team. With the encouragement of his mentors, he came out of his shell to become a confident public speaker and the team’s president. Miguel says he learned more than how to design and build a robot on the team: “I don’t really know where I would be if it weren’t for what robotics has taught me when it comes to communications, sportsmanship, and technology.”
The future belongs to those who can build digital technologies — and those who can use them to solve problems. We need everyone’s participation. On International Day of the Girl, we're challenging team members, partners & leaders to spend 1 hour with a girl talking about careers in technology. Do they know technology is the backbone of business today? Are they aware of technology’s role transforming industries & addressing society’s biggest challenges? Start the conversation. Ignite change.
Did you know that women hold only 24 percent of ICT jobs worldwide, and make up only 32 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates at universities? The technology gender gap stunts women’s earning opportunities, industry’s productivity and creativity, and society’s overall well-being.