Cisco Chief People Officer Fran Katsoudas landed her first job at the tech giant by accident, when she unintentionally interviewed for a tech support role in 1996
She has played a key role in defining the way the tech giant treats its people, from new employees from companies Cisco bought to its 75,000 global employees reeling from the COVID-19 crisis.
Katsoudas has also been an advocate for a corporate culture that encourages employees to speak up. “I’ve always been a big believer in ensuring that every voice is heard,” she told Business Insider.
In fact, in January 2018, Katsoudas actually joined a protest march for women’s rights and against the Trump administration.
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In January 2018, Fran Katsoudas, Cisco’s chief people officer, joined 80,000 protesters who gathered in San Francisco to speak out for women’s rights and against the Trump administration.
It was an unusual move for a top executive at a Silicon Valley giant. But joining a protest underscores how Katsoudas sees her role as the exec in charge of the well-being of the global tech powerhouse’s 75,000 employees.
“I’ve always been a big believer in ensuring that every voice is heard,” she told Business Insider. It’s a …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech