Maria Cannon, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization, Business Management & Operations, Cisco:
I think of it as a juggle, not a balance. I think most of us are constantly tossing one ball in the air while we reach out and grab the others. I am 110% committed to my family and my community involvements. My calendar has to flex to accommodate. I de-stress when I hop on an airplane. There is something about being in the air that clears my mind and helps me see the big picture. Since my responsibilities are global and staying close to partners is crucial, I spend a lot of time in the air.