Cisco to Leverage 20% of Their Workforce for STEM Mentoring in Next 5 Years

Cisco employees will volunteer to mentor young women and motivate them to pursue STEM careers.

Millon Women Mentors

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“The simple truth is that our nation faces a major gap in the number of women and girls going into the fields that make up STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. One of the most critical steps we can take to close this gap is to mentor young women, opening their eyes to the incredible opportunities that a career in STEM can provide. That’s why initiatives like this one are so important, and why Cisco has pledged that 20 percent of our U.S. workforce will participate in STEM mentoring by 2020.” -Blair Christie, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

“Cisco values our partnership with organizations across the country who serve women and under-represented minorities to connect mentors with students. By sharing our career experiences and advice, Cisco employee mentors are able to open students’ eyes to the limitless opportunities available to those who study and pursue careers in STEM…

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