Security Stories

58: You don't need to be in leadership to lead, with Lena Olympio

November 22, 2022 Episode 58
Security Stories
58: You don't need to be in leadership to lead, with Lena Olympio
Show Notes

I’m interviewing Lena Olympio. Lena hosted a fantastic conversation about Women in Leadership. You all know how important that is to us here at Cisco and on this podcast so I wanted to share it with all of you. 

Lena interviewed 3 incredible leaders here at Cisco Dana, Alex and Allison (a part of our Partners Organization) - they were rightfully recognized as this year’s Women of the Channel among many other incredible humans. 

I was inspired by their story and inevitably became more curious about Lena's. In this episode you can expect to hear more about Lena, her career journey and how her interview with Dana, Alex and Allison truly inspired her. You’ll also hear about the different paths non-technical people can take to get into a technical role – especially women. And lastly, the biggest take away from this conversation ... you don’t have to be in a position of quote "leadership" to. lead. 

 I’ve included their full conversation at 32 minutes and 30 seconds at the end of my interview with Lena. I hope you are inspired and can take this energy with you into the holiday season!

More on Lena:
Lena Olympio is currently a Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco. She joined Cisco in November 2012 as contractor, auditing customer service phone calls and cases, and worked her way into a Global Process Manager role in March of 2015 to drive process improvement within the Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) customer service teams.

With Cisco’s latest focus on security, Lena is excited to be working in an area that is helping drive the company’s priorities. She is perpetually learning and sharing her knowledge with others to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

More on the Women of the Channel 2022:

Alexandra Della Sera

Dana Miller

Alison Stahl