Remembering A Life of Service

Today, I reflect upon and celebrate the life of Barbara Bush – our former First Lady. Mrs. Bush lived a life of service to others, and deeply instilled those values in her family and in the American consciousness. She was a role model who positively impacted millions of lives, including my own. I am exceptionally […]

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Celebrating IBM Volunteers

This week is National Volunteer Week in both the United States and Canada. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers and thousands of volunteer projects are deployed for mass impact. Take a look at what’s planned for the United States by Points of Light and in Canada by Volunteer Canada. And for IBM Volunteers, check out the […]

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“Keeping It Real” on International Women’s Day

The tech industry has a lot to answer for these days. It is no longer is acceptable to create social platforms without overseeing their use, to capture data without protecting privacy, or to ignore cultural diversity when developing new tools “for all.” IBM takes its stewardship of innovation, technology and their consequences seriously. And we […]

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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

We’re all familiar with the gender gap that persists in the STEM fields. Only 30 percent of the world’s researchers are female, and women receive only about 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees awarded in computer science and engineering. But this week, in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re not […]

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Why We Serve

A tradition of service – to our clients, our communities and the world – lies at the core of our purpose as a company and our values as IBMers. It’s also fun.  Today’s launch of IBM Volunteers marks an important expansion of IBM’s legacy of service. Whether you’re a recent arrival or a longstanding member […]

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Will Technology Advancements in Health Benefit All?

Calling for Submissions to IBM Health Corps The right information, at the right time, in the hands of the right person. That, in essence, is the central goal of technology in health – to assist with data collection, analysis, and planning so a physician, community health worker, epidemiologist, or hospital administrator can make timely, insight-driven […]

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Poised for Impact Playbook Details Cross-Sector Strategies for Effective Volunteerism

Just a year after speaking at the IMPACT2030 Inaugural Summit, the City of Philadelphia is proud to see leaders from business, government, and nonprofit leading the charge of cross-sector collaborations towards the global goals. In the September 2016 address at the United Nations, we boldly called for the corporate and public sectors to drive collaboration […]

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Creating Value Through P-TECH Mentorship

Reflecting upon my career with IBM, I realize that I followed an atypical path. I started working for the company before I received my college degree and completed both my undergraduate and graduate education while working my way up the company ladder. Navigating my way through a constantly transforming company in an era of rapid […]

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Doing Well by Doing Good

Communities around the globe face an overwhelming number of intractable problems –from income inequality to climate change, to job creation and the spread of deadly and incurable diseases. No one sector – whether government, business, academia or civil society – can tackle today’s challenges all by itself. All sectors must work together, and all must […]

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Using Data to Help Turn Youth Suicide Statistics Around

New Zealand, based in the South Pacific, is a beautiful country – mountains, lakes, bush, birdlife, land of the long white cloud, land of milk and honey. But beneath the breath-taking postcard scenery there is also some shameful statistics. To its horror, New Zealand has the highest rate of youth suicide in the developed world […]

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Preparing Veterans for Rewarding New Collar Careers

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative provides software training, certification and job placement assistance to veterans pursuing careers as data analysts. IBM experts lead five-day training sessions at dozens of locations each year, featuring IBM i2® Analyst’s Notebook® software. Part of our Impact Grants portfolio, the initiative works with Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and Military Spouse […]

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Starting Over with the Right Training for a New Collar Career

When Felicia Barnett left the Air Force, she did not believe she would find another role that met her personal passion for service. After successfully completing IBM’s skills training program, she now enjoys using cutting edge technology to help protect consumers’ financial data in her role as a senior business analyst for TD Bank. IBM’s Veterans […]

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From the Frontlines of the Army to Cybersecurity

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative provides software training, certification and job placement assistance to veterans pursuing careers as data analysts. IBM experts lead five-day training sessions at dozens of locations each year, featuring IBM i2® Analyst’s Notebook® software. Part of our Impact Grants portfolio, the initiative works with Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and Military Spouse […]

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How Teacher Advisor Eased My Transition from Kindergarten to 4th and 5th Grade

I am like most of my students on the first day of school – excited, eager to learn new things and a little bit anxious. This year, also like most of my students, I am moving to a new grade level. After teaching kindergarteners with learning disabilities for the past four years, I am now […]

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IBM Supports UN Goals to Close the Global Skills Gap

As the United Nations General Assembly wrapped up its 72nd Regular Session, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel with several other international corporate representatives to discuss the unique role of global business in advancing the United Nations’ 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While these goals, ranging from ending poverty to protecting our […]

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