Anjali Gugle, Security Architect and Officer, CX Cloud Platform Security at Cisco is a Security and Data Privacy technologist, and an Engineering leader. Her competencies include Container security, and Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR, CCPA). Anjali holds a patent for a system and method for scheduling workload based on a credit-based mechanism.
Deck 7: What is your favorite quote?
ANJALI GUGLE: “No grit no pearl” – because hard work and willingness can transform the struggles of our career journey into success.
D7: How would you describe the culture at Cisco regarding women in leadership?
AG: I’m proud of working at Cisco, especially the way Cisco encourages women to be leaders. They champion diversity and inclusion by providing a platform to create your own story. Women at Cisco are empowered to be their own storytellers and be able to make the most out of their experience.
We participate in various initiatives which impact Cisco women in particular. One of them is called the Multiplier Effect pledge, which is very dear to me – it’s a commitment made by our business leaders to sponsor minority or female leaders, mentor them and help them get to the next level in their careers.
We also have a lot of other events year-round, mainly around the International women’s day and that’s a big one, it’s called the Women of Impact conference. We bring together women from all over the world, arrange professional development, have the leaders speak at the conference. This helps shape up the future for technology when we collaborate with these leaders. So, that’s very inspirational.
The third one I’d like to mention is the Girls’ power tech, where we bring together speakers who volunteer to help out, mentor and work with students. We make an effort to make technology more accessible and assist them to chart their career path. Especially in cybersecurity where women are in minority, the overall intent is to encourage and nurture female talent in the future.