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Our success is rooted in people

Together, we make a difference.

Welcome to CienaLife

"Having diversity of views and an environment where people are comfortable expressing their opinions makes great companies. We’re a company rooted in people—seeking to create a vibrant and inclusive environment, where everyone feels they can belong. If we get this right, we’ll go from strength to strength."

Gary B. Smith

Gary Smith
President and CEO

Our promise in action

Globe made of different colored lines and points. Text of Diversity & Inclusion, Community Engagement, Wellbeing, and Corporate Responsibility


We power more than networks.

Through our commitment to diversity and inclusion, community engagement, wellbeing initiatives, and corporate responsibility, we empower our people to improve their lives and lift those around them.



Dear Young Ramona – Be proud of who you are


May the Fourth be with you

Professional development

Career insights for new grads

Work-life balance

Ciena moms on balancing caregiving and careers

Employee Spotlight

The power of mentoring and paying it forward


Early career perspectives:
Life in tech

Diversity & Inclusion

Representation matters - HBCU grads share their stories

Follow #CienaLife

Volunteering at RSPB nature reserve in Ireland
Volunteering at Willing Hearts soup kitchen in Singapore
Filling USO care packages with Pack 4 Troops

Cultural and awareness days

July 19 - 20: Eid ul-Adha 
July 26: Americans With Disabilities Act Day (U.S.)
August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
August 17: Indonesia Independence Day
August 21: World Senior Citizen’s Day
August 26: Women’s Equality Day (U.S.)
September 5: International Day of Charity
September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

We celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15 – Oct 15 (U.S.)

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