Cisco Empowered Women’s Network

Join us for the 3rd annual women’s leadership and technology forum at Cisco Live.


3rd Annual Cisco Empowered Women’s Network Event at Cisco Live: – ReDEFINE Tomorrow, Today.

What does ReDEFINE mean to you? To re-evaluate? To re-examine? To change? To evolve?

This June marks the 26th Anniversary of Cisco Live. We have a tremendous opportunity to ReDEFINE the way we connect and engage. Please join us at the third annual Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CEWN) Event at Cisco Live in San Diego, Calif. – ReDEFINE Tomorrow, Today.

ReDEFINE Tomorrow, Today, held on Sunday, June 7, will feature keynotes, panel discussions and workshops led by thought leaders in IT. You’ll walk away with new definitions of what culture, leadership, community and career mean to you.

Our organization, the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (CEWN) is a network of Cisco customers, partners, and employees joining together to make a difference for women in IT. Our programs throughout the year provide women with the tools to enable and enrich their careers and empower the women in our global community.

CEWN officially launched two and a half years ago at Cisco Live Orlando with a standing-room-only event featuring Cisco CTSO Padmasree Warrior, Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby and AT&T Vice President Maria Teresa Lensing.  For the second annual event in San Francisco in 2014, 450 attendees turned out to hear from Cisco COO Gary Moore, Cisco CMO Blair Christie, VP of Marketing Patrice D’Eramo, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer Shari Slate, Slideshare CEO Rashmi Sinha and NetApp CIO Cynthia Stoddard.

This year, help us continue the incredible journey! Join us in sunny San Diego as we focus on the challenges and opportunities of today and discover new ways to inspire the empowered women of tomorrow.

Stay connected with us before, during and after Cisco Live by connecting with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, where we will be posting up-to-minute news on confirmed speakers, new agenda items and registration information.

We look forward to seeing you in June!


This year’s event will feature:

  • Executive mentoring (a crowd favorite last year!)
  • Partner and Cisco executive leadership panel
  • “TED Talk”-style stories
  • Motivational keynotes
  • Networking

A full agenda will be made available soon!

Date and Time

Save the date!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
3:00 – 7:30 p.m.
San Diego, California


There are two ways to register for Cisco Empowered Women’s Network:

  1. Register for a full-conference pass with Cisco Empowered Women’s Network add-on.
  2. Register for the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network Explorer Pass (CEWN Expo Pass).

Once you have registered, add Cisco Empowered Women’s Network sessions ‘CEWN-1001 – ReDEFINE Tomorrow, Today’ and ‘PNLCEWN-1001 – Industry Leaders Discuss Transformative Careers’ through our content catalog.

Customer Testimonials

“I attended this last year and it was fantastic. This year was even better. The one space where women can meet and network with other women. Lots of executive support is key. Having the round table at the beginning of the session with mentors/executives was very stimulating.”

— Cisco Live 2014 CEWN Attendee

“This is probably one of the most valuable events at Cisco Live. It amazes me how you continue to relate to and motivate your female audience, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve always respected Cisco so much. Your actions are always showing leadership and woman’s empowerment – not just saying you support woman’s empowerment.”

— Cisco Live 2014 CEWN attendee

Executive Sponsors

Thank you to our executive sponsors for the event:


Patrice D’Eramo
Vice President, Americas Field Marketing, Cisco

Patrice D’Eramo leads field marketing for Cisco’s largest geographic region: the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Her organization is responsible for setting and executing the field marketing strategy for Cisco’s channel partners and four customer segments: enterprise, public sector, commercial, and service provider.


Shari Slate
Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer, Cisco

Shari Slate is responsible for building a strategy that enhances Cisco’s vision to be a world class, benchmark company for inclusion and collaboration, driving exponential value across Cisco, its partners and customers. She is promoting thought leadership across Cisco’s people strategy enabling employee engagement and inclusion outcomes to fuel innovation and market leadership. She is also directing the integration of new models of inclusion and collaboration designed to guide future workplace practices to realize the $19 billion opportunity of the Internet of Everything over the next decade.

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