Leadership is not simply a role that you fill; it is an action that you take each and every day. It is this philosophy that guides Cisco Canada President, Rola Dagher. Over her career of more than two decades, Dagher has worked with some of the brightest minds in the technology industry while honing her natural leadership style. Dagher joined Cisco from Dell EMC where she held a variety of leadership roles in sales, channels, and IT.Most recently, she served as Vice President and General Manager of the Canadian Infrastructure SolutionsGroup and was responsible for leading the company’s server, storage, networking, solutions, and systems engineering businesses, delivering innovative and disruptive technology solutions. Prior to this, she also held various sales leadership roles at Bell Canadafor 15 years.Since taking on the role as President in 2017, Cisco Canada has quickly emerged as the company’s top globally performing region. Dagher oversees all facets of the company’s business including sales operations, engineering, services, finance, and marketing.Yet, Dagher will be the first to say that her success is a direct reflection of the dedication and drive of the entire Canadian operation. She understands the importance of collaboration, compassion and curiosity–values that she helps in still in her colleagues. Dagher believes in diversity of thought and has made it her mission to empower and nurture employees, regardless of gender, culture, orientation or age.
Her commitment to empowering women is shown in her role as Americas President for Connected Women, a program that encourages more female participation in the high-technology industry. Dagher also advocates for immigrants and mental health awareness which truly defines her as a leader far beyond the technology sector.