Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize opportunities by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Since 1984, Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for customers, employees, and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking – transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
Cisco and the Cisco Foundation provide cash, products, and people to support organizations with scalable, replicable, and sustainable solutions that use Internet and network technology to benefit individuals and communities around the world. Cisco social investments reduce hunger, increase access to education and technology, empower people living in poverty to get jobs and start their own businesses, and restore critical services for disaster victims.
Ms. Slate has represented Cisco on the CSU Foundation board since 2012. Ms. Slate has received numerous awards including 2012 Most Influential Women in California Award, 2011 Women Worth Watching Award, The Network Journal's 2009 "40 Under Forty" Achievement Award as well as the prestigious Star Award for sales excellence earned earlier in her career at Xerox.