Diversity

What Asian Heritage Month Means to Me – Coffee Chat with Serena Chan

(5 min read) We grab a coffee with IBMers from around the world, and share our chat in the IBM Careers Blog. Today, you will meet Serena Chan, Partner Financial Services Sector, TD Bank Account IBM Global Business Services. In the morning, I like my coffee… I quit coffee ; )  Every now and then I […]

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5 Working Moms Share Inspiring Stories of Balancing Motherhood and Career

(10 min read) Making a choice between family and career is something that working moms around the world have to face every day. This becomes especially hard with children needing special care. Going back to work, staying at work, or continuing on an upward career trajectory becomes difficult to some mothers who need to balance […]

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Kindness Brings Us Together – How I Accomplished the Boston Marathon with an IBMer Guide

By Erich Manser (5 min read)   “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” —Amelia Earhart. For me, the experience of running this year’s Boston Marathon was even more powerful than normal. This from a guy who survived the 2013 bombings, ran […]

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IBM Named One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019 (EN, FR)

English Français In March 2019, IBM Canada was named as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019, selected by Mediacorp and published in The Globe and Mail (Canada). These are just a few of the reasons why IBM Canada was given this recognition: IBM Canada manages a global leadership development program to nurture high […]

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What on Earth is IBM? I Returned, Only to Discover a New Company

By Felix Ekwueme I recently returned to IBM after exactly three years away from my last role within the company as a product manager. Since leaving IBM, I have been involved in a number of very exciting and challenging projects, from turning an idea to a venture backed startup now valued at $10 million, to […]

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P-TECH now in Colombia: Technology at the Service of New Generations

(2 min read)A few months ago, Colombia became the first country in Latin America to announce the implementation of P-TECH, IBM’s educational model that combines the education system with the private sector to provide university-level degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), along with skills and experiences in the workplace. Its implementation in Colombia […]

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My Second Act: A Journey Towards Re-Building My Career

By Jill Burns (4 min read) As a Software Developer for Watson In Support, I work in a cognitive support team at IBM using Node.js in a cloud architecture. I started this role in July 2018 after a 12-week STEM re-entry apprenticeship and I consider this my Second Act. I was recently asked to lead […]

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Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

(3 min read) I recently took part in a panel event organized by STEMWomen UK and was asked about my view of Ginni Rometty’s quote that “Growth and Comfort never co-exist”. As Ginni said, “If you’re going to grow as a person you’ve got to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” I spoke about how I’ve […]

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These Women in Security Talk About Re-Launching Their Careers After a Long Parental Break

(3 min read) IBM Tech Re-entry Program was developed to bring back talented technical professionals who took a break from the workforce and were looking to restart their careers. In IBM India, the program was successfully launched in 2018 where we on-boarded the first batch of re-launchers for Security roles. We’ve chatted with these two […]

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How My Manager Supported Me In My Career During My Pregnancy

By Jeyashri Ganesan (4 min read) My first day as an IBMer is still so fresh in my mind – 15th May 2008. It seemed as if I sleepwalked from college directly into the IBM campus as my dream came true. I was awestruck by the corporate culture and ethics and values of IBM. The […]

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How Surviving Bias and Overcoming Fear Helped Me Thrive in My Career

By: Leah Brome (3 min read) I graduated college at 19. I was young and my first job was at a Fortune 500 company.  That’s when the advice first began: “Your hair can’t look too ethnic if you work in corporate. Keep it straight.” “You will work twice as hard for the same opportunity and […]

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