Cisco Hosts Future Women Leaders from Tunisia

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Cisco welcomed 17 Tunisian women from the Women’s Initiative Fellowship of the George W. Bush Presidential Center to discuss careers in technology and how technology can be used for social good.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:55am

This post was written by guest blogger Richard Bartmess, a Cisco IT analyst.

Inspired by the 2011 Tunisian Revolution and the demand for more freedom, transparency, and democracy, Afràa is determined to fight against corruption and to help lead her country forward. Imane has a master’s degree and works in an engineering field dominated by men. Neila co-founded a political party that won four seats in Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly.

Afràa, Imane, and Neila are just 3 of the 17 women from Tunisa who visited Cisco today as part of the Women’s Initiative Fellowship of the George W. Bush Institute. The Women’s Initiative Fellowship is designed to enhance the leadership skills of women around the world, with a focus on women in the Middle East and Africa.

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