Together we inspire the future generation of STEM leaders!

Our partnership began in our headquarters in Brussels about 4 years ago and it has grown exponentially year after year.

In collaboration with amazing Cisco professional role-models, we now host events in Amman, Krakow, Barcelona, GoaBelgrade, and Brussels!

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Why does this collaboration work so well? 

G4g makes it easy for Cisco to get involved with existing events and/or launch events in new cities across the globe!

What is the benefit of working w/g4g?

Our partnership covers three different pillars with Cisco by 1) promoting STEM education, 2) advocating gender diversity and 3) giving back to the community & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

What is Cisco's main goal?

To excite the future generation around Cisco technology & innovation - read a blog from Cisco's Global Greenlight for Girls contact, Aurelia Takacs, to learn more from the Cisco Learning Network!

How do we do this?

By hosting hands-on, interactive events & workshops all over the world & by demonstrating just how fun a future in technology can be. 


g4g@work Concept Launch w/Cisco

Considering the huge success of Cisco's custom-made, hands-on workshops hosted at our annual event - g4g Day@Brussels -  we took our collaboration to the next level and introduced a new global concept: g4g@work led by Aurelia Takacs and an incredible team of role models in Cisco Belgium!

Read up on our blog here...

Jelena Ardalic demonstrates the fun in Coding!

Jelena Ardalic demonstrates the fun in Coding!

Girls experience Telepresence  with the Krakow team!

Girls experience Telepresence  with the Krakow team!

Wim Ockerman teaches Arduino Electronics!

Wim Ockerman teaches Arduino Electronics!


Around the World with Cisco & g4g


Where to Next?

Take a look at all of g4g's upcoming events.  In collaboration with Cisco in particular, here's our growing list of areas in discussion:  Costa Mesa, Istanbul, London, NYC, Raleigh, Mexico City, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Chennai, Sydney, and Sofia!


Meet the Global g4g Cisco Team

Our Cisco Lead

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Aurelia is on our advisory board for corporate partnerships and is our diversity & inclusion expert, global Cisco contact, AND Project Manager for g4g in Amman, Krakow & now Barcelona! She’s piloted our‘g4g@work’ concept w/ Cisco, which we will use with other companies around the world! As a “world citizen” in Brussels, she loves kitchen science and watching "The IT Crowd"! She hopes to inspire the next generation of female STEM leaders around the world! All about her launch in Jordan here!

An inspiring blog by Aurelia

Cisco & greenlight for girls inspire women to pursue STEM careers


Jordan Team 

A special interview video for                  #g4gdayJordan

Rania Halabi is one of our Project Coordinators for g4g Jordan. She is a computer engineer and now a Senior engineer at Estarta-Cisco TAC. She loves being around young people, and enjoy volunteer work, especially discovering the strength in young people. She enjoys working in the networking field, considering network issues a puzzle needing to be solved.

Rania Halabi is one of our Project Coordinators for g4g Jordan. She is a computer engineer and now a Senior engineer at Estarta-Cisco TAC. She loves being around young people, and enjoy volunteer work, especially discovering the strength in young people. She enjoys working in the networking field, considering network issues a puzzle needing to be solved.

Rana Itani, one of our Project Coordinators for g4g Jordan, is an Industrial Engineer. Her passion for Science, Technology and Engineering is ever-growing and for more than six years now she has focused it in the field of Engineering Management. She is in love with Mathematics and Engineering, so much so that she is fond of creating graphs & analyses on Excel!

Rana Itani, one of our Project Coordinators for g4g Jordan, is an Industrial Engineer. Her passion for Science, Technology and Engineering is ever-growing and for more than six years now she has focused it in the field of Engineering Management. She is in love with Mathematics and Engineering, so much so that she is fond of creating graphs & analyses on Excel!

Ro'ya Hatamleh is one of our Project Coordinators for g4g Jordan. She is a communications engineer and a team leader at Estarta - Cisco TAC. She loves volunteering, especially when it comes to girls' futures! As a kid, she was AMAZED at how they could make science experiments just from a home kitchen! Since then she's been highly attached to everyday science and engineering.

Ro'ya Hatamleh is one of our Project Coordinators for g4g Jordan. She is a communications engineer and a team leader at Estarta - Cisco TAC. She loves volunteering, especially when it comes to girls' futures! As a kid, she was AMAZED at how they could make science experiments just from a home kitchen! Since then she's been highly attached to everyday science and engineering.

Krakow Team

Ewa Zuba is one of our Project Coordinator for g4g in Krakow, Poland. Ewa works as Network Consulting Engineer. She loves math, networking and working with people. In her free time she travels with a photo camera, and enjoys a good game of volleyball!

Ewa Zuba is one of our Project Coordinator for g4g in Krakow, Poland. Ewa works as Network Consulting Engineer. She loves math, networking and working with people. In her free time she travels with a photo camera, and enjoys a good game of volleyball!

One of our project coordinators for g4g in Krakow, Karolina has joined Cisco in 2014 as a Data Specialist in payroll team, now working as a combination of Continuous Improvement specialist and Business Analyst. She has maths background so naturally she likes numbers and analytics. Personally a mum of a girl and an equal rights believer. Plays flute and sings in Cisco choir. 

One of our project coordinators for g4g in Krakow, Karolina has joined Cisco in 2014 as a Data Specialist in payroll team, now working as a combination of Continuous Improvement specialist and Business Analyst. She has maths background so naturally she likes numbers and analytics. Personally a mum of a girl and an equal rights believer. Plays flute and sings in Cisco choir. 

Ola is one of the Project Coordinators for g4g in Krakow, Poland.  She has been a Cisco TAC Engineer for 3 years. She is passionate about new technologies and enjoys sharing her knowledge to promote science especially with young female students.

Ola is one of the Project Coordinators for g4g in Krakow, Poland.  She has been a Cisco TAC Engineer for 3 years. She is passionate about new technologies and enjoys sharing her knowledge to promote science especially with young female students.

 
One of our project coordinators for g4g in Krakow, Anna joined Cisco in October 2013 as a BI Analyst in GBS BI team and loves creating stories based on the numbers provided :). She likes challenges, process improvements and project management. In her free time, she loves cooking, travelling and meeting with people.

One of our project coordinators for g4g in Krakow, Anna joined Cisco in October 2013 as a BI Analyst in GBS BI team and loves creating stories based on the numbers provided :). She likes challenges, process improvements and project management. In her free time, she loves cooking, travelling and meeting with people.

Gosia is part of the Krakow g4g team as Project Coordinator. She works at Cisco as a Security Customer Support Engineer. She plays computer games, always smiles, and loves ice cream.

Gosia is part of the Krakow g4g team as Project Coordinator. She works at Cisco as a Security Customer Support Engineer. She plays computer games, always smiles, and loves ice cream.

 

Goa Team

Acaria is the Project Lead for the very first Cisco led g4g event in Goa, India.  She is a Relationship Manager with the Global Engagement Team for Cisco Capital in San Jose, California, and Director of Global Operations for Goa Sudharop, a non-profit organization based in California. She represents Cisco’s commitment in g4g which brings about support and opportunities to young girls pursuing careers in STEM. 

Acaria is the Project Lead for the very first Cisco led g4g event in Goa, India.  She is a Relationship Manager with the Global Engagement Team for Cisco Capital in San Jose, California, and Director of Global Operations for Goa Sudharop, a non-profit organization based in California. She represents Cisco’s commitment in g4g which brings about support and opportunities to young girls pursuing careers in STEM. 

Ria is one of the Project Coordinators for g4g in Goa, India.  She is an Electrical Engineer and works in the Transportation Industry designing new Light Rail Transit Systems in Oakland, California.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, yoga and cooking!

Ria is one of the Project Coordinators for g4g in Goa, India.  She is an Electrical Engineer and works in the Transportation Industry designing new Light Rail Transit Systems in Oakland, California.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, yoga and cooking!

 
 

Barcelona Team

Esther is an engineer at Cisco in Data Center technology & a Project Coordinator for g4g in Barcelona! She was born in a small farmers town in Spain and always loved to play with technology. She wants to show how fun working in technology can be and to make sure that everybody is given the same opportunity to choose their career. She was awarded European Digital Woman of the year in 2014.

Esther is an engineer at Cisco in Data Center technology & a Project Coordinator for g4g in Barcelona! She was born in a small farmers town in Spain and always loved to play with technology. She wants to show how fun working in technology can be and to make sure that everybody is given the same opportunity to choose their career. She was awarded European Digital Woman of the year in 2014.

Maite is a one of our PC for g4g in Barcelona & a Networking Engineer w/ Cisco focused on different Security Technologies for the last 9 years.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge and working with people. She believes education is the key for a better future. In her free time she loves travelling, learning and specially spending time with family and friends.

Maite is a one of our PC for g4g in Barcelona & a Networking Engineer w/ Cisco focused on different Security Technologies for the last 9 years.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge and working with people. She believes education is the key for a better future. In her free time she loves travelling, learning and specially spending time with family and friends.

Mayte is manager of an amazing group of 20 engineers at Cisco in Brussels & a Project Coordinator for g4g in Barcelona! Her passion for people & technology has driven her to lead many initiatives in Inclusion and Diversity, promoting STEM among young girls & empowering women in technical careers & is being recognised formanyawards for it! She is a proud mum of two kids and her favourite TV series? The Big Bang Theory!

Mayte is manager of an amazing group of 20 engineers at Cisco in Brussels & a Project Coordinator for g4g in Barcelona! Her passion for people & technology has driven her to lead many initiatives in Inclusion and Diversity, promoting STEM among young girls & empowering women in technical careers & is being recognised formanyawards for it! She is a proud mum of two kids and her favourite TV series? The Big Bang Theory!

 
 

Brussels Team

Lien is a Project Manager at Cisco and is the Inclusion and Collaboration co-lead for Belux.  She loves learning new things and working with people. In her free time, she enjoys running, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Lien is a Project Manager at Cisco and is the Inclusion and Collaboration co-lead for Belux.  She loves learning new things and working with people.

In her free time, she enjoys running, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Jitka has a background in mathematics, IT and currently manages a team of project managers at Cisco.  Having a daughter has made her even more passionate about making this world a place where boys and girls have equal opportunities, and she is involved in many I&C activities promoting this.  She loves to travel, learn languages and has lived on 3 different continents.   She also enjoys diving, sewing and is trying out a veggie patch.

Jitka has a background in mathematics, IT and currently manages a team of project managers at Cisco.  Having a daughter has made her even more passionate about making this world a place where boys and girls have equal opportunities, and she is involved in many I&C activities promoting this.  She loves to travel, learn languages and has lived on 3 different continents.   She also enjoys diving, sewing and is trying out a veggie patch.

One of our project coordinators for g4g in Belgium, Nele has been working at Cisco’s Legal department for over 8 years as a legal assistant and administrator. She has 2 daughters which take up a lot of her spare time, but she manages to find time to go to the local orchestra where she joins in weekly rehearsals. She hopes to pass on creativeness to other young women.

One of our project coordinators for g4g in Belgium, Nele has been working at Cisco’s Legal department for over 8 years as a legal assistant and administrator. She has 2 daughters which take up a lot of her spare time, but she manages to find time to go to the local orchestra where she joins in weekly rehearsals. She hopes to pass on creativeness to other young women.

Ann is a project manager based in the Cisco Kortrijk office in Belgium. She had the joy and fortune of being a teacher in the past. Her real passion to help other people recognise their purpose and inspire them to believe they can make a difference. She loves to learn and try out new things in life. At Cisco, she is involved in many Inclusion & Collaboration activities. She co-founded the BeLux Green team as she wants to be part of the mission to save our planet!

Ann is a project manager based in the Cisco Kortrijk office in Belgium. She had the joy and fortune of being a teacher in the past. Her real passion to help other people recognise their purpose and inspire them to believe they can make a difference. She loves to learn and try out new things in life. At Cisco, she is involved in many Inclusion & Collaboration activities. She co-founded the BeLux Green team as she wants to be part of the mission to save our planet!

Belgrade Team

Jelena Kljujic works as a Service Provider Customer Support Engineer in Cisco Systems. She was born in small town in Bosnia, grew up in Serbia, lived in Greece and currently settled in Belgium. She likes to consider herself as a citizen of the world. Jelena's stepfather created an interest in technology by introducing her to car mechanics instead of having her play with dolls. She believes in power of education and is dedicated to promoting girls in STEM. In 2016, she is bringing greenlight for girls passion to Belgrade, Serbia by launching our g4g@work initiative at Cisco!

Jelena Kljujic works as a Service Provider Customer Support Engineer in Cisco Systems. She was born in small town in Bosnia, grew up in Serbia, lived in Greece and currently settled in Belgium. She likes to consider herself as a citizen of the world.

Jelena's stepfather created an interest in technology by introducing her to car mechanics instead of having her play with dolls. She believes in power of education and is dedicated to promoting girls in STEM. In 2016, she is bringing greenlight for girls passion to Belgrade, Serbia by launching our g4g@work initiative at Cisco!

Tijana Marjanovic works as marketing manager in Cisco for 10 years. Based in Belgrade, she drives different projects that enable women and create interest in young girls to pursue careers in IT. She strongly believes that everyone deserves a chance to do what inspires them and to be happy with their own choice. She is a mother of three & is a project lead in launching our g4g@work initiative in Belgrade!

Tijana Marjanovic works as marketing manager in Cisco for 10 years. Based in Belgrade, she drives different projects that enable women and create interest in young girls to pursue careers in IT. She strongly believes that everyone deserves a chance to do what inspires them and to be happy with their own choice. She is a mother of three & is a project lead in launching our g4g@work initiative in Belgrade!