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Cisco Encourages Young Women To Consider Career In ICT

Cisco has informed that it organized a special panel discussion to celebrate ‘Girls in ICT‘at Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Vasundhra Enclave, Delhi. This was an  initiative of Cisco’s Network Academy program, whihc was aimed at building a global environment to empower and encourage young women to consider careers in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Around 800 adolescent girls and young women within Delhi and NCR interacted with panelists that consisted of ICT professional from companies, government agencies and academic institutions to better understand the opportunities the ICT sector holds for their future.

Panelists encouraging young women to consider careers in Information and Communication Technology

The primary objectives of the event was to celebrate women in ICT, promote ICT as a career option and to enable women to make an informed choice.  With an emphasis on promoting ICT as a good career choice with strong possibilities for employment and professional growth, the event included discussions on smart strategies for women to thrive in technology, to overcome the barriers to a lasting career, diversity in workplace and how women are instrumental to the success of the organization.

The session was well received by the young women who were motivated to be a part of the technology that is revolutionizing the world. The panel consisted of eminent speakers such as Ms. Rashmi Singh (Executive Director NMEW), Dr. Niloufer Shroff (Head of Division, Photonics Development Division), Ms. Diksha Mishra (Enterprise Technical / Solution Consultant at Adobe System), Ms. Suruchi Wadhwan (System Engineer at Cisco Systems), Ms. Anuradha Sharma (Program Manager-Social Innovation Group at Cisco Systems) among others.

Commenting on this event, Ms. Anuradha Sharma, Program Manager-Social Innovation Group at Cisco Systems said, “We at Cisco believe that Talent at the grass root level should be nurtured through exchange of knowledge, industry exposure to create women leaders of tomorrow. Through the ‘Girls in ICT’ panel discussion, we aimed to inspire more women to be part of the burgeoning technology industry and educate them on the wide vista of opportunities. Through our Network Academy program, we work to equip more women with the right skills to succeed in this industry. In the year 2013, over 20,000 students have enrolled in our Network Academy program out of which 32% were young women who learn to develop their skills as individual contributors, managers, and executives”.


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