Jen Crozier

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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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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What’s Next for IBM P-TECH?

In 2010 – in direct response to the skills crisis – IBM designed P-TECH, a grade 9 to 14 school. And from the launch of the first school in 2011, P-TECH has grown to nearly 70 schools across three continents – with more than 300 business partners following IBM’s design. There is only one reason […]

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By Teachers For Teachers: Teacher Advisor With Watson

When it comes to education, data shows that deep knowledge and practical skills in science and math levels the playing field of opportunity for a diverse population of young people, regardless of zip code. Despite the fact that success in math in the elementary grades connects directly to achievement across all subjects, elementary school teachers […]

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Working to End Cancer Treatment Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced two separate, groundbreaking market-access agreements with two major pharmaceutical manufacturers to expand access to 16 essential cancer treatment medications – including chemotherapies in sub-Saharan Africa. In her commentary below, IBM Corporate Citizenship Vice President Jen Crozier details the significance of this development, […]

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New Leadership for IBM Corporate Citizenship

I am honored to begin serving as IBM’s new Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and President of the IBM Foundation, and excited for the work ahead. First, I’d like to congratulate Stan Litow on his retirement and thank him for his inspired leadership. At the onset of his two dozen years leading IBM Citizenship and the […]

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Advancing Smarter Cities with the help of Cognitive Technology

IBM is extending the Smarter Cities Challenge competitive global grant program, through which more than 800 of IBM’s top experts have completed pro bono projects to help over 130 cities improve the quality of life for their residents. Below, IBM Vice President for Global Citizenship Initiatives Jen Crozier reflects on the program’s impact and the […]

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Engage Communities, Harness Data, Transform Health: Introducing IBM Health Corps

Major advances in public health have been based on paradigm shifts in our understanding of either how disease spreads or is treated and how to keep populations healthy. Many of these advances have been made possible by collecting and analyzing data. For example, we once thought disease was spread by clouds of “bad air.” Dr. […]

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IBM Expertise Fuels Urban Transformation

IBM is extending the Smarter Cities Challenge global competitive grant program, through which more than 700 of IBM’s top experts have executed pro bono consulting projects to help municipalities and regions improve the quality of life for their residents. Below, IBM Vice President for Global Citizenship Initiatives Jen Crozier reflects on the program’s success and […]

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Helping Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Grow and Thrive

Each month, nearly 20,000 of the 2.2 million women and men serving in America’s military in Iraq and Afghanistan begin their transition to civilian life. The public conversation about how best to support this transition intensifies each Veterans Day (as well it should), but IBM and IBMers are working every day to offer essential assistance […]

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Answering the President’s Call to Support Climate Change Research

President Obama’s Climate Data Initiative is an ambitious new effort to help give communities across America the information and tools they need to plan for current and future climate impacts. This morning, IBM is participating in a White House roundtable to discuss our efforts to reduce emissions and strengthen local resilience in the face of […]

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Connecting the Next Generation of African Leaders

At age 31, she’s the President of an international IT strategy and consulting firm, an alumna of the Bill & Melinda Gates and Ford foundations, and founder of “Women in Tech” – a networking group for Ghanaian women in IT. Along the way, Ethel Cofie has applied her expertise to such projects as developing a […]

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Washoe County, Nevada Approves “Smarter Region” Recommendations

Cities around the world face issues that are unique to urban environments, but just as often, it takes a broader approach to solve them. Less than one year after Reno, Nevada (United States) received an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant, the city assembled 11 local and regional agencies to agree on an action plan to […]

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Corporate Citizenship and the Trustworthy Organization

In the ongoing aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, corporations continue to fight for credibility on at least two fronts – the fight to distinguish themselves from their competitors, and the fight to overcome a general sentiment that corporations are untrustworthy. Now, more than ever, it is essential for companies to integrate responsible corporate citizenship […]

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One Hundred Cities Was Just the Beginning!

Today marks the beginning of the next phase of IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge competitive grants program, which deploys teams of our top talent to perform pro bono problem solving for cities and municipal regions worldwide. We’re building on the success of the program’s first three years, during which 600 IBM experts on six-person teams provided […]

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