Shari Slate

Shari Slate

Shari Slate is Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer and Vice President, Inclusive Future and Strategy at Cisco. Her organization, which includes Inclusion and Collaboration, Community Impact, People Strategy and Market Insights, is responsible for designing Cisco's next horizon people strategy to deliver on the company's commitment to power an inclusive future for all. Slate has been widely recognized for her visionary leadership and transformational views on the business value created at the intersection of diversity, inclusion, collaboration and technology.

She is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Systemic Inequalities and Social Cohesion, Business Roundtable: Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and World 50: Inclusion & Diversity Impact, and California State University Foundation Board of Directors. Under her leadership, Cisco has achieved its highest diversity levels for five years running, and the company was ranked #2 on Fortune's 100 Best Workplaces for Diversitylist for 2019.


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