Jun 15 2018

Cisco Live 2018: How to Get Young Women Involved in STEM and IT

How can IT organizations boost the number of women in their ranks? Start young. That was a message IT executives and industry leaders gave us at Cisco Live 2018. By developing a strong pipeline of young women and cultivating their interest in science, technology, engineering and math, organizations of all kinds can help create the next generation of women in IT. Ultimately, that benefits not just those organizations but the larger community as a whole. 

For more highlights and news from Cisco Live, check out our Cisco Live 2018 conference coverage page


    Susie Wee, VP and CTO, Cisco DevNet

    Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope 

    Andrea Burk, Athlete and Motivational Speaker

    Patrice D'Eramo, VP, Americas Marketing and Communications, Cisco 

Video Highlights

  • Women have the skills needed to succeed in IT; they just need to be given the opportunities to do so. 
  • IT organizations need to encourage young women to become involved in science, technology, engineering and math. 
  • Cultivating an interest in STEM at a young age can improve communities and even countries.