Diversity

Always Put People First: Kitty Chaney Reed’s Journey with IBM

(5 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on Black History Month, inclusion in the workplace, and their career journey. Today, we’re talking with Kitty Chaney Reed, Vice President of Q2C Operations for North America and Latin America. Creating a strong network helped Kitty build an […]

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Solving Society’s Problems Through Inventing

(5 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on inclusion in the workplace and their career journey. Kommy Weldemariam is Chief Scientist for IBM Research in Africa. Here he shares his experience with IBM so far and what inspires him as he seeks to […]

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Learning and Connecting to Make Tech More Inclusive

(3 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on Black History Month, inclusion in the workplace, and their career journey. Today, we’re talking with Chris Staten, who is part of the Global Technology Services (GTS) Leadership Development Program. Chris shares how, in his quest […]

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Year-End Round-Up: Our Top 10 Posts in 2019

In case you missed it, here are some of our most viewed blog posts from 2019! 1. Ten Questions You Should Ask in a Job Interview “Do you have any questions for me?” Ah, the dreaded question of a hiring manager just before they end the interview. Whether you are searching for your first job, […]

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Providing an Inclusive Work Environment for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

English Portuguese (3 min read) By Rafael Todesco “Being part of IBM is joining a culture of openness, collaboration, trust and “listening” to the hearing impaired at all levels.” As we mark the month of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in December, we are reminded that many types of disabilities are still treated […]

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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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The Starburst Effect of LGBT+ IBMers

(3 min read) By Sarah Siegel I am 54 and, unless I work until age 85, more of my career is behind me than in front of me. My career arc came to mind because I recently finished reading the new posthumously published memoir of IBM alumna and my personal hero Edie Windsor, “A Wild […]

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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 with […]

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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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IBM Celebrates US Apprenticeship Week 2019

(4 min read) By Tommy Wenzlau November 11 to 15, 2019 is US Apprenticeship week — and what a great week it was! We spent time in Washington DC with members of congress discussing Apprenticeship legislation, the Governor of Missouri recognized IBM as the 2019 Apprenticeship Employer of the Year, the California State Government and […]

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