Bangalore, Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – Cisco will host a panel of five leading women who are trailblazing the path to success for other women in business during the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative trade mission to Bangalore. Cisco will host the panel live via Cisco TelePresence from San Jose, California, and from Bangalore.
Mayor Edwin M. Lee of San Francisco will give a welcoming address and then panelists will provide insight into how she broke into her industry, how she got where she is now and how she overcame challenges to get there. Panelists will also discuss the best methods for making it to the top but will also talk about the struggles to succeed in their industry.
Tune into the panel live at 7:00 p.m. PST at http://www.ustream.tv/Ciscotv.
The panel discussion will be followed with a brief Q and A from the media.
Monday, December 2, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. PST
Tuesday, December 3, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. IST
Rani N. Borkar
Vice President, General Manager, Intel Architecture Development Group
Founder, Girls Who Code
Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Cisco
Nandini Tandon, Ph.D.
Vice Chair, El Camino Hospital
Founder & Chair of IndUS Setu Global Foundation
Karen Crocker Snell
Corporate Communications, Cisco
About the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative
The San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 2008 by San Francisco's former mayor Gavin Newsom. The organization seeks to engage individuals and institutions in Bangalore and San Francisco in building sustainable 21st century cities through environmental, technological, and cultural ideas, techniques and resources.
Currently, the city of San Francisco prohibits the use of public funds for mayoral trips abroad for the purpose of fostering trade. Sister city organizations seek to fill that gap and often play an important and vital role in organizing endeavors and fostering relationships of this kind.
The trade mission on December 1 to 4 will be the first trip to Bangalore by San Francisco's current mayor, Edwin M. Lee.
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