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At Cisco, we see inclusion as a bridge—a way to connect diverse perspectives.  To spark new ideas, explore new possibilities, tap into the power of digital transformation, and inspire innovation.

We’re inventing new ways to multiply the power of our people and developing innovative solutions to some of our most business-critical challenges and opportunities.  We’re expanding our commitment to fair pay.  Accelerating our diverse talent.  Investing in our emerging diverse leaders.  Creating new realms of inclusion through technology, as seen in our Cisco LifeChanger and Connected Health and Education programs.  Partnering across the globe to multiply our impact.  And taking a stand for social justice throughout our communities.

Learn more about the impact our commitment is having:

Pay parity for all

Pay parity for all

Pay parity means our people are paid fairly across our global company.

Take a Stand for Social Justice

Take a Stand for Social Justice

Benefiting everyone starts with fairness and equality.

Connected Health and Education

Connected Health and Education

Breaking down barriers through innovative solutions for inclusion in the classroom and beyond.

Cisco LifeChanger

Cisco LifeChanger

Cisco is tapping into the tremendous potential of people with disabilities.

Accelerating Diverse Talent

At Cisco, we believe that everyone plays a role in accelerating diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Across our global company, we’ve driven broad improvements in overall representation that have resulted in the most diverse Cisco ever. Today, we have one of the most diverse executive leadership teams in our industry. And we’re just getting started.

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Our bold new strategies for accelerating diversity begin with creating new ways to find extraordinary talent. We’ve designed an innovative framework that includes:

  • Introducing new tools and technologies to help us accurately map the talent market
  • Creating job postings that attract highly qualified diverse candidates
  • Expanding the diversity within our interview panels

Read more about Cisco’s strategies to accelerate and promote diverse talent.

Partnerships that Expand Our Impact

Creating world-class opportunities for development

This year, 2,400 of our employees participated in high-impact development programs through our partnerships with world-class organizations that excel at accelerating diversity and inclusion.

Our strategic partnerships expand our ability to recognize extraordinary diverse talent and give our emerging leaders the capabilities, mentoring and sponsorship, and insightful experiences they need to progress their career.

Our global Inclusion and Collaboration partners include:

  • Anita Borg Grace Hopper Conferences
  • Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
  • Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC)
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
  • Out and Equal
  • Simmons Conferences
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Inclusion and Collaboration across Cisco and the World

The Office of Inclusion and Collaboration is working across our global community to create more opportunities for diversity.

Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

As a global company, we incorporate the many viewpoints from the companies and locations where we do business.

STEM @ Cisco

STEM @ Cisco

Cisco supports the STEM education and careers needed to build tomorrow’s workforce.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

See how our people are helping to change the world.