Join the #GetWomenCertified Challenge

Join the #GetWomenCertified Challenge

Submission by: Ashanti Johnson, Cisco Certifications and Lab Delivery


There is an alarming gap in the number of women who are certified in IT compared to men. According to recent statistics, for every three men certified, there is only one woman certified in a technology field. We want to change these numbers and we need your help.


Now through July 25th, the Certifications and Lab Delivery team is challenging you to introduce female professionals and students to the world of Cisco Certifications.  If you know a young woman who excels in STEM subjects or a woman looking for a challenging and rewarding career or interested in a career change, tell her about the #GetWomenCertified challenge.


How does the challenge work?  It’s simple. Just reach out to one of the amazing women you know through any social media channel and do the following:

  1. Tell them why you think they would be a great candidate for a Cisco Certification.

  2. Put the #GetWomenCertified hashtag on their page.

  3. Send them to this blog to post comments using this link:


Follow #CiscoCertsandLabs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to get additional information on women in IT over the next few weeks. We want to hear from you and what you think it takes to #GetWomenCertified!


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