Cisco Canada named a Best Workplace for Women
President, Cisco Canada
As I have said before, I am incredibly proud to work for Cisco. I am even more proud to lead a team that believes – and demonstrates this belief through actions – that we are truly better together. I’ve told my team many times that we are betterbecause we are diverse. Becausewe are inclusive. Becausewe bring different perspectives to our roles.
Today I am proud to announce that Cisco Canada has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. We received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.
For those not familiar, the list of Best Workplaces™ for Women is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®.
To be eligible for this list, Cisco Canada had to be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 15 female employees, and at least 90% of employees agree that their workplace is safe and people are treated fairly regardless of their gender.
Great Place to Work determined the best based the overall Trust Index score from female respondents, as well as their programs and practices that promote the fair treatment and advancement of women.
I owe this achievement to Cisco employees across Canada, whotruly are the heart and driving force behind all that we do. We take pride in our commitment to being the bridge to possible, and work to ensure that vision not only drives our technology, but also drives our culture.
Together, wedon’t just measure success by looking at the bottom line. We measure it by how well we can provide our employees the tools they need to be the best versions of themselves.
I am honoured to lead a diverse leadership team that recognizes the value of gender, cultural, and generational differences. This award, and the ones that have come before it, are proof that our commitment to Canada and Canadians is making a difference.
From our world-class Research & Development Centre in Kanata, to our mental health partnership with CAMH, Connected North program, Toronto Innovation Centre, and 200,000 graduates across Canada from our Networking Academy program – together we have invested over $1 billion CAD in skills, innovation, R&D, training, and venture capital since 1993.
Here’s to many more years investing in Canada and Canadian talent, and to many more recognitions of the driving force behind Cisco Canada: our people.