Diversity

Meet Cecilia, Army Veteran and Apprentice at IBM

(2 min read) By Cecilia Duffus Looking back at what led me to IBM, it truly is an engrossing tale of how I got here. While considering different options on my transition out of the military, my mentors said I have a great story to tell for interviews. Active Duty  I started off in the […]

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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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Why IBM Makes Me Even More Proud to Be an Ally

(3 min read) By Meaghan Keane I have been an IBMer for two and a half years. From the beginning, I learned that IBM has always been at the forefront of history as an inclusive and diverse company. Behind the long history and success of IBM’s commitment to diversity is the IBMer. Who is the […]

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I Ran the Boston Marathon as the Official Guide for My Fellow IBMer

(5 min read) By Bhumika Patel In May 2019, we shared the story of Erich Manser, an IBMer who ran with a fellow IBMer as his Guide Runner at the Boston Marathon. Now you can read about this experience from the perspective of Bhumika, who volunteered as a Guide Runner for the 2019 Boston Marathon. […]

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IBM is the First Company in Mexico to Offer Medical Benefits to Transgender Employees (EN, ES)

English Espanol (3 min read) By Isabel Romo | Mexico Diversity Engagement Partner Mexico, Costa Rica & Colombia For more than a century, IBM has believed that diversity and inclusion are business priorities. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only policies and programs, but part of the values and practices essential to […]

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A Colorful Journey: One IBMer’s Inclusive Experience

(3 min read) By: Violeta Fabé I have worked for IBM for 13 years, but I have not always been out. When I started working for IBM in Madrid, Spain, where I am originally from, I was very “closeted”. It has been an amazing journey since then. After coming out at work to my colleagues […]

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Workplace Bullying: How IBM Stops Employees from Crossing the Line

(5 min read) By Amy Bennett In 2019, IBM launched a workplace bullying prevention course for over 300,000 IBM employees across the globe. Dubbed “Crossing the Line: Workplace Bullying Prevention” it is a 55-minute minute course that uses powerful examples to bring workplace bullying to life, helping us all better recognize and address bullying. I sat down with Sarah Siegel, Learning Design Manager—and […]

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Does Your Company Walk the Talk on ‘Diversity and Inclusion’?

(10 min read) By Rachel Reinitz IBM has a long history of actively supporting diversity and inclusion — from policies enacted for equal pay for equal work in 1935 to providing domestic partnership benefits over 20 years ago (being one of the first major corporations to do so) to active opposition to Texas’s anti-LGBT proposed […]

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Small Town Girl Puts “International” in IBM

(3 min read) Growing up in a tiny town in upstate New York, Miranda Velonis knew two things: First, she was whip smart. Second, it was a great big world and she wanted to see it. Step one was getting an education. As an undergrad at Bentley College (now University), Miranda majored in Accounting but […]

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Brazil Launches P-TECH to Develop Future Tech Professionals (EN, PT)

English Portuguese (4 min read) Just like in many other parts of the world, Latin America needs skilled labor more than ever. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the region will have a shortage of more than 550,000 IT professionals by 2019, especially in new technologies including cloud, cyber security, artificial intelligence and networks. […]

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