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Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.


Co-Sponsor of Instant Polling
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Feedback is valued at this large New York City–based firm. When many of its junior women attorneys said they wished they knew more about the experiences of successful female partners, the firm created a formal mentoring program last year. And in an effort to help retain talented women, a new extended-leave program lets lawyers step out of active practice for a period of time while staying associated with the firm and maintaining client relationships.

Silver Sponsor
Walmart / Sam's Club

Walmart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,400 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.0 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2009 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmartnews.

Quality, name-brand merchandise at exceptional prices: It sounds simple enough, but at Sam’s Club, it’s a concept we take to a higher level. Our nearly 600 locations are not only terrific places to save money, but also destinations for solutions that can help ease a busy schedule. Whether stocking a pantry or a business, selecting new electronics or getting ready for a party, our Members count on Sam’s Club as their source for the products and services they need to keep things running smoothly. Since our inception in 1983, our operating philosophy has remained the same – we work hard to be the buying agent for our Members and deliver upon this agreement by eliminating unnecessary costs and maintaining a simple shopping environment. We pass the savings on to the more than 47 million Members who shop our Clubs and SamsClub.com, simplifying their shopping so that their everyday lives benefit, too.

Online merchandise sales are available at
www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.

Founding Sponsor

GE Company Profile:
GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at
GE and Diversity:
At GE, diversity is about the power of the mix - the strength that results from a team with varied experiences, background and styles.  Our diversity fosters a limitless source of ideas and opportunities.  As a global company, our talent must reflect the communities we serve and with whom we do business. Diversity is part of our core foundation. From the commitment f our leadership team to our internal processes, inclusiveness energizes teams and fosters teamwork and innovation


Deloitte LLP is among the nation’s leading professional services organizations, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through over 45,000 people in more than 90 U.S. cities. Attracting, retaining and developing our people is a business imperative to fuel our growth and our clients' success. We approach diversity as a source of opportunity, enrichment, and new thinking. It is central to our 21st-century talent strategy and our lasting success. www.deloitte.com.