Cisco Acknowledged for International Management in LGBTQ+ Inclusion

As we try to construct an Inclusive Future for All, the work we do to enhance inclusion and belonging for LGBTQ+ Cisco workers is important. On this spirit, we’re proud to share that Cisco has been acknowledged by the 2023 Workplace Pride Impact Awards as an Ambassador-level achiever with a 78% score. Our score is among the Most Improved year-over-year amongst a whole bunch of corporations. Cisco was additionally the High Scorer by Business Sector within the Data & Communication Business class.

Office Satisfaction

Based mostly within the Netherlands, Workplace Pride’s mission is to drive LGBTQ+ inclusion within the office the world over by elevating consciousness and offering measurement, analysis, and networking alternatives. Their Global Benchmark is the go-to measurement device of LGBTQ+ insurance policies and practices for worldwide employers, giving taking part corporations a tailor-made overview of their group’s LGBTQ+ insurance policies and practices. Among the many 120+ taking part corporations, many are our prospects, companions, and rivals, which permits us to know how Cisco measures towards different corporations captivated with inclusion.

Cisco’s Achievement

Our 78% score was the best rating ever given to Cisco within the 10 years our firm has participated within the International Benchmark, and we’re amongst solely 11 corporations acknowledged within the Ambassador tier. With a 26% enhance in our score, Cisco can also be one of the improved amongst corporations taking part within the Benchmark. A number of the actions that contributed to this achievement embody: the seen assist from Cisco management, our LGBTQ+ Social Justice Fund, the launch of Pronouns in our Cisco Worker Central (CEC) Listing, Cisco’s Self-ID program, and our Gender Affirmation insurance policies.

“It has been each an effort and an honour to drive Cisco’ participation within the International Benchmark. I’m very proud to see that the latest progress made for LGBTQIA+ workers at Cisco is mirrored in our excellent and record-breaking outcomes for 2023. This reveals the true energy of collaboration globally and throughout organisations; collectively we will really make a distinction for our workers.”

– Anna Chekelova (she/her), Satisfaction Netherlands & International Assessments Lead

Driving Inclusion

These achievements wouldn’t be attainable with out the tireless work of the International Satisfaction Inclusive Neighborhood, sponsors, the Workplace of Variety, Fairness and Inclusion, the Individuals, Course of & Coverage group and the Advantages workforce, and lots of different Cisco leaders, groups and people who drive inclusion of LGBTQ+ workers at Cisco daily. A particular due to the Netherlands chapter of the Satisfaction Inclusive Neighborhood, who partnered with Office Satisfaction to evaluate how we’re doing and find out how to constantly enhance as a pacesetter in LGBTQ+ inclusion.

black metal sculptures of the Workplace Pride logo lined up with purple lighting behind them“As a Individuals & Communities consultant and an envoy for the Satisfaction & Allies Neighborhood, it was my privilege to just accept this award on behalf of Cisco. In my years as an HR chief, I’ve skilled firsthand what inclusion can do to enhance engagement and efficiency. This award reveals how Cisco’s Inclusive Communities, powered by various workers and their allies, can change our firm and business for the higher. Collectively, we energy an inclusive future for all.”

– Jack Naidoo (he/him), Individuals & Communities Director – EMEA North


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