Shari Slate

by LP Green, II
Shari Slate
Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer

Shari Slate is the Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer for Cisco.

In this role, Slate is responsible for building a strategy that enhances Cisco’s vision to be a world class, benchmark company for inclusion and collaboration, driving exponential value across Cisco, its partners and customers.

Previously, Slate served as Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist for Cisco’s Sales Organization. Slate was responsible for making inclusion relevant in the revenue generating arm of the business and incubating new strategies for fostering participation to unleash the power and potential of people.

Slate has been widely recognized for her visionary leadership and her transformational views on the true value of inclusion.

The YWCA recently named her a 2014 “Tribute to Women in Industry” honoree. In 2013, Slate was named one of Diversity Woman Magazine’s
“Stars Who Mean Business”. Previously, she was honored by the California Diversity Council as one of the “Most Influential Women in California” and a “Woman Worth Watching” by Diversity Journal Magazine.

Slate holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis from Mills College.

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