Tag Archives: Trina Alexson

Encouraging Girls in Engineering: Investing in our Future

WE MADE IT! When academia and industry partner together you get “Feats of Engineering,” a program to encourage enrolment and career opportunities for young women in engineering. On June 11th we had the privilege to host Youth Think Tank members … Continue reading

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“Your mission is to connect the North”

This is the challenge given to the students competing in the Cisco Social Innovation challenge at the national WISE conference hosted by the University of Toronto chapter. There are many challenges in providing education and healthcare in the Canadian North, … Continue reading

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Why should you care about high tech careers: A day with Girls Incorporated

The motto of Girls Incorporated of Durham is “Inspiring all girls to be smart, strong and bold…” The theme of their Re-thinc Girls conference this year was technology, so when the organizers reached out to Cisco to participate, a small group of hardy volunteers gave up … Continue reading

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A Survival Guide for Women in the Channel

With Rebecca Leach, Director of Partner Led Programs and National Direct Integrator Partners, Cisco Canada “Women in Channel – A Survival Guide” is the name of a workshop given by Rebecca Leach and myself at the Computer Dealer News’ “Women … Continue reading

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The Girls of FRC 1547 share their Girls in ICT Day Experience

Last week I shared my thoughts on Girls in ICT Day at our Toronto office. But I believe Girls in ICT Day is really about the girls and their experience, and how we can encourage more girls to enter mathematics, … Continue reading

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Girls in ICT Day Toronto: Robotics, technology education and…ketchup chips?

Every year Cisco Canada celebrates the International Telecommunications Union’s “Girls in ICT Day”. The day is created to link the technology industry to girls, showcase to them the great work that tech companies like Cisco do, and encourage them to … Continue reading

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Take Our Kids To Work: Cisco parents help children prepare for the future

This blog was written in collaboration with Genna Cargill and two of our student friends, Zach Zima and Claudia Babin-Pereira. For parents around the world, there is nothing better than spending time with your child. And at this year’s Take … Continue reading

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Bit by Bit – A young woman’s guide to entering and succeeding in High Tech Careers

I never thought I would be a published author. But this June, Mala Devlin and I published Bit by Bit, a guide for young women aged 15-25 considering careers in technology. Mala and I both have busy careers at Cisco … Continue reading

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The best-kept secret of the technology industry

At the third annual G(irls)20 Summit, business sponsorship has increased. But why businesses engage, and what’s on their mind, vary by industry. Law schools graduating classes are made up of more than 50% women, so for the profession recruitment is … Continue reading

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Poutine, Tim Horton’s and Girls in ICT Day

International Girls in ICT Day was eventful in the Cisco Toronto office – we hosted high school girls from Cardinal Leger Secondary school for a unique opportunity to speak with counterparts over 1,000 km away in North Carolina. The day … Continue reading

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