Diane Melley

IBM Study: Advanced Analytics Are Vital for Nonprofits

Major funders of nonprofit organizations are demanding quantified evidence of social impact. These essential stakeholders expect both transparency of operations and an effective digital presence. Our newest IBM research – conducted jointly with the Independent Sector, and enabled by an IBM Impact Grant – reveals that it’s more important than ever for nonprofits to leverage […]

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How Citizenship and Service Build Corporate Brands

Whether you call it corporate citizenship or corporate social responsibility (CSR), when a company fosters a Culture of Service everyone benefits. At IBM, our corporate citizenship efforts center on what’s been called “real change, not spare change.” Instead of just writing checks to charities that mirror our interests, we deploy our best technologies and top […]

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Celebrate Global Day of the Engineer 2017!

This Wednesday, April 5, will be the second Global Day of the Engineer – a day to celebrate and share how engineers impact the world. As part of that observation, and as a global partner of DiscoverE, IBM encourages all engineers (and those who love them!) to celebrate the accomplishments of engineers, help engage young […]

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Celebrating Women in Engineering and Technology

Register today for the 2017 Global Marathon – a free, virtual event focused on women in engineering and technology. The event takes place this Wednesday and Thursday, March 8 & 9, and will be a unique opportunity women (and girls) in STEM to connect, learn and be inspired by others around the world. The IBM International Foundation […]

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From Military Service to Data Analyst

Transitioning to the civilian workforce is a significant adjustment for men and women who have served in the military. After an extended period of time away from civilian life, veterans often need guidance and support to identify how to best apply their extraordinary skills and service experience to the corporate sector. Despite some hardships veterans […]

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Every Day Should Be Veterans Day

Our veterans often face challenges transitioning to the civilian work force. For example, while unemployment rates for veterans tend to hover just a few points above the national average for all workers, it is estimated that nearly half a million vets have dropped out of the workforce over the last 10 years. As we take […]

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Strong Values Are Essential to Sustained Leadership

In my remarks during the International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) at the United Nations on August 16, I illustrated how IBM’s culture of values enables not only the company’s culture of service, but also the transformations that have kept IBM at the forefront of industry for more than 100 years. You can view the text of […]

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Closing the IT Skills Gap While Serving Those Who Have Served

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative, part of the IBM Impact Grant portfolio, connects IBM expert software trainers with qualified participants for five days of instruction on IBM® i2® Analyst’s Notebook®. At the conclusion of the instructional session, participants may take the exam for certification as an advanced data analyst. Employers are expected to fill nearly 200,000 jobs over the next […]

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Honoring IBM’s Culture of Service

The 2015 winners of the eleventh annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award have been announced. The IBM Volunteer Excellence Award is recognition from IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, and is the highest form of global volunteer recognition given by the company to employees. IBM volunteers from 13 countries – nine teams and four individuals – […]

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Earthquake, Floods, and an Urgent Migrant Crisis

Around the globe, IBM has continually engaged in response to disaster crises in the communities in which we live, work and do business. Last year was no different. Today, our responses integrate advanced technologies with the expertise of IBMers around the world who have the desire and training to serve. We deliver essential components of […]

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Global Marathon: Empowering Women and Girls in STEM

It may not always feel like it, but there has never been a better time for women to pursue STEM careers, and for girls to set STEM careers in their lifetime goals. For girls, I use the term “set” instead of “include” because so many girls who are building their skills in math and science […]

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Developing Philadelphia’s Next Generation of Creative Leadership

All organizations need skilled leadership. Nowhere is this truer than in the nonprofit sector – especially in the creative and arts economy. Managing a creative enterprise can be difficult in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and balancing the creative process with business needs is always an issue. But in the nonprofit world, creative organizations […]

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Volunteer Excellence Awards Honor IBM’s Culture of Service

Each year, IBM bestows the Volunteer Excellence Award – the company’s highest form of volunteer recognition (our CEO level recognition) – on those individuals or teams who best personify IBM’s Culture of Service. This award is highly competitive. Winners are selected from more than 265,000 IBM volunteers in 120 countries. The award underscores our commitment […]

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Celebrating Women Engineers and Entrepreneurs

March is an exciting month for women in technology. Last week, the United Nations held a plenary session on Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Economy in commemoration of International Women’s Day. And this week is Global Marathon – a free, online event for women in engineering and technology worldwide that coincides with International Women’s […]

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IBM to Provide Free Software Training and Job Placement to Vets

IBM’s new Veterans Employment Initiative opens today, and includes software training and job placement assistance. Funded by a new IBM grant program, the initiative will connect IBM expert software trainers with qualified participants for five days of instruction on IBM® i2® Analyst’s Notebook®. At the conclusion of the instructional session, participants may take the exam […]

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