Sandy Lerner

Sandra Lerner
Sandy Lerner (born 1955) is an American businesswoman and philanthropist.wikipedia
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Cisco Systems

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She co-founded Cisco Systems, and used the money from its sale to pursue interests in animal welfare and women's writing. In 1984, while working as director of computer facilities for the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Lerner co-founded Cisco Systems with her then-partner and now-former husband Len Bosack.
Cisco Systems was founded in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, two Stanford University computer scientists.

Chawton House

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One of her main projects, Chawton House, is in England, but most of her work remains in the United States.
In 1992 a 125-year lease on the house was purchased for £1.25 million by a foundation established by Sandra Lerner and Leonard Bosack, co-founders of Cisco Systems.

Stanford University

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She received her bachelor's degree in 1975 in international relations from California State University, Chico, a master's degree in econometrics in 1977 from the Claremont Graduate School, and a master's degree in statistics and computer science in 1981 from Stanford University.

California State University, Chico

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She received her bachelor's degree in 1975 in international relations from California State University, Chico, a master's degree in econometrics in 1977 from the Claremont Graduate School, and a master's degree in statistics and computer science in 1981 from Stanford University.

How I Built This

Lerner told the story of Cisco's startup on the podcast How I Built This in which Cisco's early days involved building routers in the living room, financing the business using credit cards.

Upperville, Virginia

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In 1996, Lerner purchased Ayrshire Farm, an 600 acre estate in Upperville Virginia.
Over the years, others who came to live in the area included heiress Isabel Dodge Sloane, who built the highly successful Brookmeade Stud, Llangollen estate where Liz Whitney Tippett lived for nearly six decades, Bertram and Diana Firestone's Newstead Farm, Sandy Lerner's, and the very prestigious Rokeby Farm of Paul Mellon.

Urban Decay (cosmetics)

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One of the companies it funded was Urban Decay Cosmetics, with the tag line "does pink make you puke?"
In 1995, Sandy Lerner, a co-founder of Cisco Systems, and Patricia Holmes were at Lerner's mansion outside London when Holmes mixed raspberry and black to form a new color.

Leonard Bosack

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In 1984, while working as director of computer facilities for the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Lerner co-founded Cisco Systems with her then-partner and now-former husband Len Bosack.
In 1990, Cisco's management fired Cisco co-founder Sandy Lerner and Bosack resigned.

Women's Entrepreneurship Day

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In November 2014, Lerner was presented with the Pioneer Award for her work in the technology field by Women's Entrepreneurship Day.
* Sandy Lerner (Technology) – Co-Founder of Cisco Systems and Founder of Urban Decay

Something Ventured

Lerner was also featured in the documentary film Something Ventured (2011).
The entrepreneurs featured in Something Ventured are Gordon Moore (co-founder of Intel), Jimmy Treybig (founder of Tandem), Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari), Dr. Herbert Boyer (co-founder of Genentech), Mike Markkula (second president/CEO of Apple), Sandy Lerner (co-founder of Cisco), John Morgridge (early CEO of Cisco), and Robert Campbell (founder of what would become PowerPoint).

Nerds 2.0.1

Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet
In 1998, Lerner was featured in part 2 of the PBS documentary Nerds 2.0.1.

Pride and Prejudice

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In November 2011, Lerner published a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice titled Second Impressions using the pen name of Ava Farmer (for "a Virginia farmer").
Sandra Lerner's sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Second Impressions, develops the story and imagined what might have happened to the original novel's characters.

Animal welfare

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She co-founded Cisco Systems, and used the money from its sale to pursue interests in animal welfare and women's writing.

Bachelor's degree

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She received her bachelor's degree in 1975 in international relations from California State University, Chico, a master's degree in econometrics in 1977 from the Claremont Graduate School, and a master's degree in statistics and computer science in 1981 from Stanford University.

Master's degree

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She received her bachelor's degree in 1975 in international relations from California State University, Chico, a master's degree in econometrics in 1977 from the Claremont Graduate School, and a master's degree in statistics and computer science in 1981 from Stanford University.

Econometrics

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She received her bachelor's degree in 1975 in international relations from California State University, Chico, a master's degree in econometrics in 1977 from the Claremont Graduate School, and a master's degree in statistics and computer science in 1981 from Stanford University.

Claremont Graduate University

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She received her bachelor's degree in 1975 in international relations from California State University, Chico, a master's degree in econometrics in 1977 from the Claremont Graduate School, and a master's degree in statistics and computer science in 1981 from Stanford University.

Stanford Graduate School of Business

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In 1984, while working as director of computer facilities for the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Lerner co-founded Cisco Systems with her then-partner and now-former husband Len Bosack.

Cisco IOS

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They later adapted software used at Stanford into what would become the foundation for Cisco IOS.

Communication protocol

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She emphasized the collaborative nature of the work and that despite communication protocols being public domain, developed largely from collaborative work at Stanford, Cisco was still able to produce products people wanted to buy.

Public domain

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She emphasized the collaborative nature of the work and that despite communication protocols being public domain, developed largely from collaborative work at Stanford, Cisco was still able to produce products people wanted to buy.

John Morgridge

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Lerner and Bosack brought in John Morgridge to be the third CEO of Cisco in 1988.

Edwardian architecture

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The circa-1912, 42-room Edwardian mansion of native fieldstone has since been restored and was used for a variety of social functions under Lerner's direction.

Fieldstone

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The circa-1912, 42-room Edwardian mansion of native fieldstone has since been restored and was used for a variety of social functions under Lerner's direction.