Maybelyn Plecic, CDO

Maybelyn is the breadwinner of a family of six with a very supportive and loving husband. Her family is a team; they have four boys, ages 17 years old, 14 years old, and twins who are 13 years old. One of their twins has low spectrum Autism. They believe in doing their best to provide the most versatile, impactful, and fun life experience for our family. Love requires patience, the bravery to be honest, kind, empathetic, having a growth mindset, and being willing to learn from our failures. Their favorite mantra is, “We are stronger together.”

 Maybelyn has been supporting the Lean In Wonder Women for over five years. She also collaborates and works with other support networks such as Women Who Code Python, The Stars In Me, Elpha, Girlboss, National Organization Women, Women's March, and more. One of the greatest gifts of working with the Lean In Regional Leaders is that they are very driven, energetic, and inspiring leaders. Maybelyn is proud to have completed one of the Peer Coaching Circles. Because the latter has been a great experience, we are now creating peer coaching circles in my own company with a group of five groups of 3-5 members meeting monthly. Another great Lean In Circle that I support is the Women of Color Writing Circle, where we share our literary works and provide mutual support and guidance.

 A few of her proudest achievements in 2019 is being the first female Distinguished Engineer, typically awarded to less 2% of our company. She also received the Engineering Manager for the South in 2019. Earlier in April of 2019, Maybelyn received the Cisco DevNet Creator Award in providing programmability automation for the Presidio Women's Study Group and the teams nationally across all engineering practices.

 Maybelyn is known as an empathetic leader who builds relationships by inspiring others to be the best they can be throughout the industry in creative, positive, and fun ways. She serves as a mentor and educator who enables others to innovate in the emerging market. Maybelyn drives the development of programmability and automation skills through the use of Cisco DevNet programs for all practices. She is a technology disruptor who encourages others to innovate and help improve business processes that result in a positive impact.

 The latest endeavor that Maybelyn is growing and starting to enjoy more is hosting the Vitamae Podcast. You may subscribe via Apple Podcast, Google Music Play, Spotify,, and Radio Public. In this podcast, Maybelyn shares different work and life balance related topics such as leadership skills, time management, health topics for women, being karate parent, single parent, and more. She interviews people who personally experience the many challenges in life and share lessons learned as part of awareness. You can also find her profile at