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Heather Lawley

2014 Speaker

Heather Lawley is a senior strategist, global inclusion and diversity, with an emphasis on gender for Cisco.  Lawley develops and leads Cisco’s gender strategy, which is designed to drive business value, create inclusive behaviors and engage diverse talent. Bringing women through the employee lifecycle, engaging male allies and embedding I&D into the business are key focus areas.  She partners both internally and externally to accelerate gender strategy adoption and drive brand impact. In her 15 years at Cisco, Lawley has held several roles across the organization. Expertise includes thought leadership, change leadership, marketing and business development within sales, channels, strategic alliances, Cisco capital and I&D. In addition, she has driven large transformational initiatives with employees, partners and customers.  Prior to Cisco, Lawley has held sales, channel account management and business development roles with Oracle and Mercury Interactive. Lawley is an avid world traveler and currently has been to over 45 countries.  Her passion for international travel and diverse experiences fuels the desire to build a diverse and inclusive work place. @cisco