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Cisco Promises to Increase Black Representation in Workforce (1)

Sept. 23, 2020, 4:37 PM

Cisco Systems Inc. pledged to increase the number of Black employees and leaders, adding its name to a list of technology companies promising to try to fix the lack of diversity in their workforces.

The biggest maker of networking equipment said its goal is to increase the company’s workforce of Black people by 25% by 2023 in the entry-level to manager levels. In the director to vice president ranks, the San Jose, California-based company said Wednesday that it wants to raise black representation by 75%. Overall, Cisco pledged to create pay parity and promotion fairness.

Silicon Valley companies are under ...