Maria Medrano

2019 Speaker

MARIA MEDRANO is a director of inclusion and collaboration within Cisco’s office of inclusion and collaboration. In this role, she leads the global strategic initiatives and I&C community strategy for Cisco by focusing on creating and implementing inclusive and collaborative strategies designed to fuel exponential growth for Cisco, as well as their employees, customers and partners. Prior to joining Cisco, she served leadership roles within the construction, telecommunication and technology industries. Medrano serves as a mentor to First Generation College students, and works with local schools to engage with students with an interest in a career in technology. She is also committed to the advancement of Women and is a founding core team leader of a Cisco employee resource organization Connected Women-Sacramento. The YWCA has recognized her for her business excellence and achievement in her career within Cisco with the 2012 Emerging Leader TWIN award. She has also been recognized by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility as a 2013 Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers program participate and award receipt. Maria, a Mexican-American Californian native, has earned a BS in business from San Jose State, an MA in organizational development from Sonoma State University, and an MBA from California State University Sacramento.  @cisco

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