Author Archives: Bernadette Wightman

About Bernadette Wightman

Bernadette Wightman is President of Cisco Canada, responsible for overseeing all aspects of local operations, including sales, marketing, finance, distribution, and services. As a 15-year Cisco veteran, Bernadette has worked in the IT industry for more than 25 years. Her demonstrated sales leadership successes include managing organizations in developed and emerging markets. Ms. Wightman was named Business Leader of the Year by Women into Science, Engineering & Construction (WISE); honoured as one of the UK’s most influential women in IT in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and named among the 500 most influential people in the UK in 2014 by specialist publishers Debretts. Bernadette Wightman, présidente de Cisco Canada, assure la direction de tous les aspects des activités nationales, dont celles liées à la vente, à la commercialisation, aux finances, à la distribution et aux services. Possédant plus de 25 ans d’expérience dans le secteur, Mme Wightman est entrée au service de Cisco il y a 15 ans. Elle présente une feuille de route exemplaire en matière de direction d’équipes de vente tant dans des marchés émergents qu’établis. Mme Wightman a été nommée personnalité montante de l’année dans le monde des affaires par Women into Science, Engineering & Construction (WISE) en 2011, 2012 et 2013, prix décerné aux femmes les plus influentes du secteur des TI au Royaume-Uni. Elle a aussi été nommée l’une des 500 personnes les plus influentes au Royaume-Uni en 2014 par Debretts.

Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto Opens its Doors

I am proud of the ways Cisco is investing in Canada. We have established 12 University Research Chairs across Canada and the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games technology legacy program. There’s also our R&D job creation initiative with the Province of … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes…

As I was listening to music whilst on the treadmill, I started to reflect on just how beautiful the view across the lake was and with the sun shining down, I realized this week marked my one year anniversary of … Continue reading

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The Courage to Take Action

On September 30th, a community of passionate professionals came together for the first Women of Influence speaking series luncheon of the year. I was fortunate to be invited to deliver the keynote speech and share some of my leadership story … Continue reading

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