Cisco Impact Area | Economic Empowerment

Cisco Impact Area | Economic Empowerment

Investing in human potential

By supporting technology innovations, we empower people to thrive in the digital economy. Our solutions create IT careers for youth in Asia, support entrepreneurs in Latin America, and enable access to financial resources in Africa. These efforts help lift people out of poverty, support community development, and drive economic growth.

Learn more about how Cisco invests in human potential.

Content from this campaign

EforAll: Helping Small Businesses Through Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that aims to accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities. EforAll works with individuals who may be in the idea stage or looking to pivot and grow an existing business. “Cisco has a commitment to support...
Jul 27, 2020 5:00 PM ET
AnnieCannons: Creating Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Based in Oakland, California, AnnieCannons is on a mission to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment. AnnieCannons is named after American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, who led a group of women in the early 20th century in making...
Jul 23, 2020 2:00 PM ET
Impact-First Microloans with Kiva Support Small Businesses during Economic Downturn
Cisco has partnered with Kiva on multiple initiatives, as part of our efforts to support entrepreneurs to start small businesses, and bank the unbanked. We have provided cash grant investments for early stage Kiva concepts which now are operating at scale, as well as donations of Cisco technology which Kiva uses...
May 1, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Bridging the Gap to Economic Vitality
There’s no better place to talk about bridging the gap to economic vitality in Latin America than in Miami, where the 6th annual eMerge Americas conference recently took place. eMerge brings together business and government leaders who are transforming industries, countries, and lives with innovative digital technology. eMerge...
Jun 7, 2019 11:45 AM ET
Data, Technology, and Women’s Economic Empowerment
This post was written by guest blogger Charu Adesnik, Deputy Director of the Cisco Foundation. Our economic empowerment programs connect underserved people to skills, meaningful employment, financial products and services, and opportunities they need to thrive and develop careers. With the strategic support of Cisco, partners like Living Goods and Opportunity...
Jan 25, 2019 9:15 AM ET