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About your speakers:
Director Virtual Sales & Customer Service
Kim is a Texan living in Amsterdam. She manages Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia
Virtual Sales and Customer Success team for Cisco. Kim is responsible for leading the
transformation of Cisco’s virtual sales organization focusing on selling products, services and
software annuities through the Land-Adopt-Expand-Renew selling motion with customers and
partners. Her team also manages the Cisco Sales Associate Program (CSAP) which
provides training and on the job experience for early in career graduates coming into
She is passionate about creating inclusive and diverse environments, as well as working
with people early in career. Kim is currently the Global and EMEAR Co-lead for the
Connected Women ERO and serves as the executive sponsor for the Cisco Citizens group
in Amsterdam. Kim sits on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization, Not for Sale,
which fights modern-day slavery around the world by using business creation, supply chain
evaluation and aftercare aid. She is an avid college hoops fan and loves to cook. Prior to
Cisco, Kim worked at Progress Software and Juniper Networks.
Founder Redefine Human Capital
Creating environments inspired by love to empower and support humanity to achieve greatness is what Irisha Luhanga stands for. Irisha is an entrepreneur on a mission to even the odds for future generations by building organizations, bringing people together, and speaking up. Since graduating, Irisha Luhanga has climbed positions in Human Resources, and has had an exceptional career with the country's foremost Multi-National Financial Institutions. She currently is an Executive Director of Redefine Human Capital, as well as a Founding Member of Visions of Joy, which is an NGO providing basic needs to underprivileged youth and facilitating infrastructure projects to improve their lives.
As a Board Member for the South African Women in ICT Forum she ensures that STEM Training and Development are on the agenda to tackle youth unemployment in South Africa in order to stay competitive in the face of rapidly changing workforce skills requirements in the ICT sector and ICT-enabled industries.
She holds a BA Hons Degree from the University of Johannesburg and BTech Degree from University of South Africa as well as NLPTM Master Practitioner and Integrative Enneagram Practitioner Accreditation.
Irisha has also been working as a facilitator in the field of Diversity and inclusion, STEM and Leadership Training since 2009. She has also been a sought-after speaker on matters relating to Graduate Development, Challenges Facing Women in Corporate as well as Entrepreneurship in SA. One of her major interests which she is extremely passionate about is Women empowerment. She has been mentoring and coaching women in and out the workplace for a few years now.
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