Cisco’s “Conexion” – High Impact, Inclusion & Collaboration!

 

Silicon Valley Latino was a media partner to Cisco’s Hispanic Heritage Month event a few months ago. While there, we had the opportunity to interview several Conexion (Cisco’s Latino Employee Resource Organization) Board Members about the group’s purpose, strategies and impact.

 

We are proud to have many of our Cultura Ambassadors lead Conexion’s efforts and impact in the community through many programs such as “Escuela” and “High School Career Fairs”.  Additionally, this featured video showcases Conexion’s multiple values, from an innovative relationships, products, and culture perspective, as well as through talent pipeline and strategic community outreach.

 

“Conexion plays an integral part in Cisco’s Inclusion and Collaboration strategy. It’s about creating an incubator for innovation, best practices, and collaboration across the globe” says Maria Medrano, Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, Cisco.

 

We would also like to thank Anne-Marie Azzi and Beatriz Medina Pratt for their exemplary leadership to Conexion for the past two and a half years.  During their tenure, Conexion received numerous awards and recognition, such as Silicon Valley Latino ERG of the Year 2014, Top ERG Award by Latina Style and HITEC, the Hispanic IT Executive Council in 2014. Would also like to give a special thanks to Conexion Executive Sponsors, Guillermo Diaz Jr, Senior Vice President and CIO and Yvette Kanouff, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Solutions. Silicon Valley Latino would also like to give a warm welcome to the new Conexion co-presidents, Juan Del Villar and Oscar Gomez, we look forward to collaborating with them as they step into their new roles.

 

From a personal perspective it’s been a true pleasure to see so many of our Cultura Ambassadors grow professionally and climb the corporate ladder.  A few we would like to recognize today are Guillermo Diaz Jr., Ileana Rivera, Anne-Marie Azzi, Beatriz Medina Pratt, Katty Coulson, Esmeralda Barriga, and Francisco Espana.

 

We look forward to following Conexion and featuring more of their work in 2016!

 

 

LCPA Career Fair 2014 photo album

The LCPA hosted a very successful Career Fair at their campus in East San Jose on Monday April 28th. A major collaborator was Cisco’s Latino employee resource group, Conexion, led by Jessica Ruvalcaba and Esmeralda Barriga. Numerous Latino professionals and community leaders attended as well three Latino Cisco Executives, Eugenia Corrales – VP of Business Development, Guillermo Diaz, Senior Vice President of IT and Angel Mendez, Senior VP of Cisco Transformation who were featured in the Executive Panel Discussion early in the program.

The day started off with a passionate and insightful keynote by Guillermo Diaz. Other high impact components of the day consisted of several mock interviews and small group discussions where important dialogues were initiated and where professionals shared their background, stories and insights. Big contrats to LCPA, the professional volunteers and the LCPA students who came prepared to learn from this unique experience!

 

LCPA Career Fair 2014

The LCPA hosted a very successful Career Fair at their campus in East San Jose on Monday April 28th. A major collaborator was Cisco's Latino employee resource group, Conexion, led by Jessica Ruvalcaba and Esmeralda Barriga.

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