Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, Cisco
Shari Slate is Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist for Region. She is responsible for making inclusion relevant in the revenue generating arm of the business and leveraging inclusion to create value for Cisco, its partners, and customers. In addition to driving an inclusion strategy designed to attract and select new talent, develop and engage existing talent, and create an inclusive environment within the sales the tangible business value of inclusion and the links between inclusion, collaboration, and innovation. Prior to joining Cisco, Shari served as Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Global Community Affairs at Sun Microsystems. Shari received the 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 earlier in her career at Xerox. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis from Mills College.