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Cisco Impact Area | Innovation

Imagine an inclusive digital future

Technology is rapidly changing the world of work, our local communities, and our daily lives. Everyone should be able to participate in this transformation. We are crafting new corporate social responsibility initiatives that address global problems, support innovative ideas, and enable opportunity for all in our increasingly digital world.

Empowering tomorrow's global problem solvers

Over the past two decades, we built Cisco Networking Academy into an award-winning education and career-building program, opening doors for people around the world.

As we look toward the next 20 years, we’re coming up with new ways to inspire today’s digital natives to become tomorrow’s global problem solvers. We’re investing in entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups that harness technology for social good. We partner with nonprofits that use technology to transform lives and scale their impact. And we collaborate with public universities to advance their communities through the power of digitization.

Click here to learn more about Cisco's Innovation Impact.

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Women Rock-IT: Technology Creates Opportunity for Untapped Global Problem Solvers
This blog was guest-written by Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, social entrepreneur and founder of Project Vive. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Social Entrepreneurs Using Tech to Solve Global Problems” session of the ...
Nov 15, 2017 9:25 AM ET
NetRiders Success Leads to a Job at Cisco
Maria Del Pilar Munoz won the first NetRiders competition in Colombia, and went on to become a Cisco consulting systems engineer who balances her career with studies at Georgetown and Colombia Universities in the United States and her family. Focus on a Career in Networking Technology Maria...
Oct 30, 2017 8:50 AM ET
Cisco PACT Helps IT Service Provider Nurture IT Talent
The OnSite IT Support group at Custom Computer Specialists is the first line of support for their clients. They hire about 100 technical professionals who have the competence and confidence to go onsite and work directly with clients to solve their problems. George Louris connected to the Cisco Networking Academy to...
Oct 27, 2017 8:10 AM ET
Women Find Their Place in IT
When Farha Fathima completed her CCNA coursework she became one of the first women in IT positions at Micro Solutions. To meet the IT skills gap in the Asia Pacific region, companies in countries like Sri Lanka are hiring women into traditionally male jobs. Women Needed to Fill the IT Skills Gap ...
Oct 23, 2017 8:25 AM ET
A Student Discovers Opportunity with IT Skills
Luis Alfonso struggled to stay away from the violent culture that permeates the border town of Monterrey, Mexico. An innovative IT program and the CCNA curriculum sparked his interest in networking and put him on a path to independence and prosperity. The Struggle to Stay in School Since 2008,...
Oct 19, 2017 9:15 AM ET