Aleta Howell

Leads Global Inclusive Recruiting and Business Strategy for Cisco Systems

Aleta Howell currently leads Global Inclusive Recruiting and Business Strategy for Cisco Systems. In this role she is responsible for aligning corporate and functional diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and creating internal and external programs and initiatives that drive diverse and inclusive hiring.

Prior to her current role, Aleta led Inclusive Recruiting Strategy for University recruiting, where she worked with leaders and HR Partners to drive hiring strategies and program development to attract diverse university talent. She also served as a Program Manager with Cisco’s Office of Inclusion and Collaboration where she helped to create new processes to drive diversity metrics review discussions with senior leaders.

Aleta is an alumnus of NC State University where she earned a BA in Economics and Business Management. She also earned an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at UNC Chapel Hill. Aleta resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband Kevin. She is the mother of two college-aged daughters. In her spare time she loves to sing, cook, write and travel.

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