Rola Dagher, President of Cisco Canada talks to Michael Bancroft about how she overcame obstacles to rise to a prominent executive position, and how women can better advocate for themselves in the workplace.
“ Describing herself as a proud Lebanese and grateful Canadian, Cisco Canada’s President Rola Dagher appreciates every part of her journey - the journey that led her to Canada and provided her with every opportunity to make something of herself.
Dagher began her career in technology 30 years ago and her focus on customers, people and leadership continues to define the leader she is today – a servant leader. She believes that to serve your customers you need to serve your people, the common denominator for success. This is what drew her to Cisco in 2017; the unyielding focus on customers, the culture of putting people first and the engrained values of giving back. And, at the heart of all this is technology – the foundation for all that we do, the catalyst for economic development in Canada and the driver of human progress.
At Cisco Canada, Dagher’s focus starts and ends with creating the best place to work for employees. She truly believes that in the digital age an empowered, inspired, inclusive, diverse and adaptable workforce is fundamental to any company's success. She also believes that through the power of technology, we can build a bridge between hope and possibility in Canada and in the world. “( Source: LinkedIn)