Since 2018, our Women at Ciena employee resource group has held its annual networking event and luncheon with our partners and customers in London. Our Women at Ciena group aims to inspire and empower women in the workplace and to support younger women as they develop their careers . It also helps us create a culture of belonging at Ciena with the rest of our employee resource groups.

The theme this year was “Leadership Style” as the group was joined by Dr. Suzanne Peterson, an associate professor of leadership at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a partner at CRA, a leadership consulting and advisory firm. Dr. Peterson spoke to the group about developing a leadership style that enhances your reputation and presence with others in the workplace.

This was the first time in two years that the group was able to get together in-person for the event due to restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic. It provided a unique opportunity for our people, customers and partners to strengthen their relationships and make new connections with each other while lifting women up in the workplace.

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