Vanessa Russell has spent over 20 years leading technology and sales organizations in the tech industry. By day, Vanessa is a leader at Cisco Systems, running a 3.4 billion dollar global business, driving the adoption of new business models, products and services as a Senior Sales Business Development Manager, and leading a team of 22 systems engineers.
On top of that, Vanessa is the founder of Love Never Fails, a non-profit dedicated to the protection and restoration of women and youth who are being exploited by domestic human trafficking. Love Never Fails has educated thousands of children and community members and provides rescue, safe housing and transformative opportunities for dozens of women and their children each year.
Vanessa has been honored with numerous awards in global go-to-market sales, systems engineering leadership, diversity, and community impact. Her leadership, her story, and her efforts are truly inspiring. In this interview, Vanessa shares her journey from foster care to tech leader, and how she's now working with many others to put an end to modern day slavery.
To learn more about helping to end human trafficking, go to: LoveNeverFailsUs.com