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Balancing the Scales: Work-Life Balance, Burnout, and Women By Micheline Murphy   At Cisco Live this last June, I had the chance to have a few conversations. Some involved solving the world’s problems on a cocktail napkin. Several times. Some conversations were about the best super-power. Flying, of course. And maybe force bubbles. I even had a conversation about the depth of ... Read more

Speak Up: Presenting in a Compelling and Personal Way by Micheline Murphy   With the sole exception of the Women in Technologies special session, every Cisco Live session I’ve ever attended or streamed on-demand was presented by a man. In fact, of ten speakers there is only one woman in the Cisco Distinguished Speaker Hall of Fame Elite.[1]  Studies show that women across all ... Read more

Mastering the Mental Marathon: Making it Over the Certification Finish Line By Micheline Murphy   There were thirteen of us. We were gathered in an otherwise empty lobby, standing awkwardly apart, no one talking.  Some stood at the counter, hunched over their phone, desperately trying to cram one more bit of information into already overheated brains. Some were so stiff with ... Read more


The Dark Side of Diversity

Posted by Micheline Oct 25, 2018

The Dark Side of Diversity By Micheline Murphy   It is no secret that we, as an industry, continue to struggle with gender inequality.  We all know the statistics, and they are pretty ghastly. Women make up a meager three in ten workers, even though women are half the world’s population.  What’s more, women leave the tech industry at rates greatly higher than ... Read more

There’s a great movie from the 1990s in which the President of the United States (played by Kevin Kline) hires an impersonator (also played by Kevin Kline) to stand in for him at a fundraiser so he (the President) can go off and pursue his extramarital “hobbies.”  Have you ever felt like that impersonator?  Sure that at any moment, the gig will be up and you will be ... Read more

    It’s time to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, and this year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange. How will you be bold for change this year?   Here at the Cisco Learning Network, we celebrate women in the IT field and strive to foster a safe and positive learning environment in which everyone feels supported and empowered. The Women in Networking community ... Read more

  Monique Morrow is the CTO of New Frontiers Engineering at Cisco. Monique shares her passion about eliminating the glass ceiling for women in the workforce, especially in technology.  She advocates for women to be fearless as they develop their career path and works tirelessly to help change the culture for women in the workplace.  Monique strives to make a difference by being a ... Read more

  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 ... Read more

  WIN Panel Discussion: 5 Ways to Boost Your Career Transformation Career transformation as a goal may have more impact than career advancement as you learn to place greater emphasis on what you are most passionate about versus simply moving up to the next level. Many people know what to do but not necessarily how to do it. Join Women in Networking as we launch our first panel discussion: ... Read more

  International Women’s Day (March 8) provides an opportunity to celebrate the vast achievements of women all around the world. The theme for 2016 is "Pledge for Parity", a very familiar theme to our Cisco Learning Network members who work hard for gender equality.   Why is gender parity important? According to the International Women's Day campaign website, gender parity is ... Read more

Kay Berkel

2015 WIN Round Up

Posted by Kay Berkel Dec 30, 2015

  In March 2015, the Cisco Learning Network launched Women in Networking (WIN) as an initiative to reach women in every stage of their IT networking careers. In that time, we heard from individuals ranging from new to IT to those established in their IT professions. But then something interesting happened. Many began to join together in this forum to discuss what it takes to increase ... Read more

Kay Berkel

STEM: It's a Girl Thing

Posted by Kay Berkel Dec 11, 2015

  WIN is excited to share with you a blog post from Aurelia Takacs, a Cisco Business Relationship Manager living in Brussels. Aurelia is an active global advocate for girls and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. She is intricately involved in Greenlight for Girls, an organization that works with girls ages 10-15 to immerse them in STEM activities and ... Read more

To keep pace with industry demands, Cisco recently launched CCNA and CCNP Collaboration certification tracks, replacing the CCNA Video, CCNA Voice, and CCNP Voice certifications. These changes allow you to focus on the convergence of video and voice applications while you develop and advance your collaboration skills to meet your business needs. Consider some findings from Cisco's 2014 ... Read more

  Join us in celebrating all things Cisco Collaboration. November is Collaboration Month here at the Cisco Learning Network. With our world becoming more connected each day, it's important to take a look at how collaboration devices and applications are integrated to affect the way we live, work and play. This month, the Cisco Learning Network will highlight the CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE ... Read more

Kay Berkel

Women in Cyber Security

Posted by Kay Berkel Oct 1, 2015

Just in time for National Cyber Security Awareness month, Women in Networking are talking about women in cyber security fields - or more specifically the lack thereof. A recent survey conducted by ISC2, the largest organization that certifies cyber professionals, reveals that women account for just one out of 10 cyber security professionals.   That is down from 11 percent two years ago, ... Read more

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