Shannon Leininger, President, Cisco Canada selected as a Winter 2022 Awardee

The Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation (EWA) announces that after an expansive search and intensive interview process, Shannon Leininger, President, Cisco Canada, was invited to join the Winter 2022 EWA Cohort.


Shannon serves as the president at Cisco Canada, where she is proud to lead a diverse and innovative organization that consistently ranks among Cisco’s top markets globally, and acts as a proving ground for some of the company’s most advanced and leading-edge technologies.


Ms. Leininger oversees all facets of Cisco Canada’s business including sales operations, engineering, services, finance and marketing, and is passionate about developing technology infrastructure and building digital skills capacity throughout Canada to enhance Canada’s economic resilience, growth and competitiveness.


Leininger is passionate about helping customers overcome mission-critical challenges and accelerate their digital strategies to enable success in today’s rapidly changing world. Throughout her career, she has also played an active role in inclusion and diversity initiatives, leveraging her platform and her leadership to enact systemic changes and improvements, and is a true champion of Cisco’s purpose to power an inclusive future for all.


“We are delighted to have Shannon join EWA! She is a motivator and well accomplished leader. She is heavily involved in Cisco's Inclusive Communities networks and diver