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IBM Canada Recognized as a Diversity Leader for the Third Straight Year (EN, FR)

English | French IBM Canada is proud to be recognized for the third year in a row as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2021.  The award recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. The following initiatives were cited as examples of our diversity leadership: IBM Canada partnered with Specialisterne […]

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How IBM Celebrates Autism Acceptance Month

(2 min read) By Yves Veulliet  ​​​​​​​In 2008, The United Nations declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. Since then, many countries around the world help increase understanding and acceptance of people with Autism through events and communications during the whole month of April. At IBM, we celebrate Autism Acceptance Month to recognize the […]

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Neurodiversity Hiring: How it Brings Value to Individuals and Teams (EN, FR)

English Francais (6 min read) By Dmitri Stupak In July 2019, the IBM Ottawa Lab in Canada hired six neurodivergent students into various co-op roles. With the help of Specialisterne, the success they were able to achieve in the short four months was outstanding. In just two weeks, one student helped with a problem that […]

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IBM and Specialisterne Collaborate to Innovate the Process for Neurodiversity Hiring (EN, FR)

English Francais (5 min read) By Dmitri Stupak   In July 2019, the IBM Ottawa Lab in Canada hired six neurodivergent students with the help of Specialisterne, an organization whose goal is to redefine standard hiring practices while helping individuals on the autistic spectrum find gainful employment. On the heels of the successful launch of […]

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Meet Ingrid: a Neurodivergent QA Specialist and Proud IBMer (EN, FR)

English Francais   (4 min read) IBM thinks about diversity the way we think about innovation—both are essential to the success of our business. When we innovate, technology becomes smarter for clients and creates new opportunities for growth. When we incorporate diversity into our business, we create better innovations and outcomes. In 2017, IBM partnered […]

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Neurodiversity at IBM: When Doing the Right Thing Brings Success for Us All (EN, FR)

English Francais (4 min read) IBM thinks about diversity the way we think about innovation—both are essential to the success of our business. When we innovate, technology becomes smarter for clients and creates new opportunities for growth. When we incorporate diversity into our business, we create better innovations and outcomes. In 2017, IBM partnered with Specialisterne to […]

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Seeing the Benefits of Neurodivergent Teams (EN, FR)

English Francais (3 min read) by Dmitri Stupak IBM thinks about diversity the way we think about innovation—both are essential to the success of our business. When we innovate, technology becomes smarter for clients and creates new opportunities for growth. When we incorporate diversity into our business, we create better innovations and outcomes. In 2017, […]

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Inspirational Executive Marietta Davis Shares How Her Passion for Helping Makes Her a Great Leader

(4 min read) In the Inspirational Executive Series, we interview executive IBMers on how they have successfully built a career in leadership in this demanding market. Juggling work, life, and family commitments is a daunting challenge. This series reveals how, with time management, flexibility, and a willingness to embrace challenges, successful executives can succeed at […]

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