Julie Lane

Head of Social Impact Operations

Cisco Systems

I manage our Operations team, which includes both our Financial and Communication teams. I'm responsible for translating the company’s vision for social justice into actionable plans and programs, including managing a $35 million enterprise-wide social justice budget.

I love that we do so much good in the world, not just for Cisco itself.

I have a lot of meetings. I spend my day responding to emails, getting updates in meetings, and multi-tasking a lot.

You must be able to multi-task and be OK with leading teams, even when you are not the boss.

I am earning my Master's degree now and I hope to have more responsibility at Cisco.

I love playing cards, hiking, and binge-watching TV.

"Work hard, play hard, dream big, love loads, laugh as much as you can, and give back." - Deirdre O'Kane