Sandy Hoffman

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About Sandy Hoffman

Sandy Hoffman is Cisco’s Chief Diversity Officer with responsibility for the Global Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) team. Since establishing this role five years ago, Cisco has built momentum in reinvesting in employees and enabling employee engagement and inclusion outcomes that fuel innovation and market leadership. Hoffman facilitates a global I&D board which sets the I&D agenda for the company. Her team is responsible for developing the strategic plan for I&D cross-functionally and for Cisco’s external diversity partnerships.

Hoffman’s perspective on the importance of providing tangible measurements to advocate for inclusion and diversity at work is presented in Diversity Best Practice’s publication, “Global Diversity Primer”. Her thought leadership on encouraging and advancing a pipeline of diverse talent, particularly in the area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as it relates to preparing the workplace of the future, has been published in Latino Magazine’s “Unleashing the Potential of Young Latinos.”

Hoffman holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, certificates in Supply Chain Management as well as Leadership Development, and is a Cornell University Certified Diversity Professional Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP). The latter is the first such program in the US signifies the recognition of the growing complexities and depth in the field of workplace diversity.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business