The P.A.T.H. of Purpose with the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network
Last year, the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network (Cisco EWN) kicked off at Cisco Live Orlando with a standing room only launch event featuring Padmasree Warrior, Rebecca Jacoby and AT&T Vice President Maria Teresa Lensing. This year, the incredible journey continues.
Join Cisco EWN on Sunday May 18 for our second annual Cisco Live forum. Hear from industry leaders including: Cisco CTSO Padmasree Warrior; Cisco SVP Carlos Dominguez; Cisco VPs Patrice D’Eramo Flack, Shari Slate, and Mike Koons; and a host of other Cisco, customer, and partner executives. The three-hour event will feature two keynotes, a number of topical presentations in the TED Talk format, inspiring stories, opportunities to give back and help women and girls on the STEM path, executive speed mentoring, and interactive networking sessions.
The segments in this year’s event will address our “P.A.T.H. of Purpose” themes:
- Finding the Power from within
- Leading with Authenticity
- Leveraging the right Tools
- Reaching new Heights and Helping others along the way
The Cisco Empowered Women’s Network is a global community of highly motivated professional women who connect at Cisco Live and throughout the year to exchange thought leadership and grow their careers. Stay connected with us leading up to the Cisco Live event and afterwards by connecting with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, where we’ll also be posting up-to-minute news on confirmed speakers, new agenda items and registration information for Cisco Live.
We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!
Date and Time
Cisco Empowered Women’s Network
Cisco Live San Francisco 2014, Moscone Center
May 18, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Full-conference badge holders can register for the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network event by adding session CEWN-1000 to their session schedule using the scheduling tool. Non full-conference badge holders (e.g. Expo pass holders) will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event if space allows. For questions or additional information, contact CiscoEWN@cisco.com.
Thank you to our executive sponsor for the event:
Vice President, Americas Field Marketing Organization, 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.
Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco
Padmasree Warrior is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape, and lead major market transitions. She helps direct technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, the integration of new business models, the incubation of new technologies, and the cultivation of world-class technical talent.
SVP, Cisco Office of the Chairman of the Board and CEO
Carlos Dominguez is a technology evangelist. He has deep knowledge of current and emerging technology and trends and is a passionate innovator. He challenges and motivates audiences worldwide with engaging, highly animated presentations full of deep insight into how adaptable cultures can create winning organizations.
VP, Cisco Technology and Systems Engineering
Mike Koons is responsible for ensuring the Cisco Systems Engineering community is meeting the business needs of Cisco’s customers and partners. In this capacity, he focuses on the technology and business demands of this strategic community within Cisco. Mike is also responsible for the field engineering and technology strategy for all architectures within Cisco as it relates to the SE community. In these technology areas, Mike focuses on strategy, network architecture, product placement and engineering.
Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, Americas Sales, Cisco
Shari Slate is responsible for making inclusion relevant in the revenue-generating arm of the business and using inclusion to create value for Cisco, its partners, and customers. Slate’s team also leads thought leadership focused on the tangible business value of inclusion and the links between inclusion, collaboration, and innovation.
Founder and CEO, Samasource
Leila Janah is an award-winning social entrepreneur using technology and lean business methods to promote social justice. Sama means equal in Sanskrit and is the guiding principle of her life and work.
Janah is the Founder and CEO of Samasource, a non-profit social business that connects people living in poverty to microwork — computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income, now part of the broader field of impact sourcing. Samasource has moved 3,800 workers and their families over the poverty line in under five years and spun out a domestic program, SamaUSA, in 2013. It has received the Templeton Freedom Award, the Secretary’s Innovation Award from Hillary Clinton, and the Prix Netexplorateur from the French Senate.
In 2011, Janah co-founded Samahope, the first crowdfunding site for medical treatments in developing countries. The Sama Group has been featured widely in the press with features in The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, and Fast Company, and in the book Hearts on Fire.
Janah is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Director of CARE USA, a 2012 TechFellow, and the recipient of the inaugural Club de Madrid Young Leadership Award, presented by President Clinton. She received a BA from Harvard and resides in San Francisco.