IBMer Stories

IBM Latin America Executive Shares How She Developed Skills That Led Her To Success

On this issue of The Inspirational Executive Series, we are featuring Ana Paula, General Manager for IBM Latin America, as she shares her view on being an IBMer, her interests outside of IBM, and some great advice for aspiring executives. The Inspirational Executive Series consists of interviews with our executive IBMers to demonstrate how you […]

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What to Do When Management Styles Clash?

When you find you disagree with your manager’s style, leaving the company is probably not the best answer. IBMer Steve Choquette believes lots of it depends on the culture of the company you are working for through his experience in IBM. By Steve Choquette   Recently, I read a LinkedIn article titled “People don’t leave […]

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IBM Celebrates Inclusion-Focused Employee Communities

IBM dedicates the month of August to celebrate more than 250 inclusion-focused employee groups and their 50,000 members. Let’s hear about their stories at IBM. By Astrid R. Frydensberg   Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are volunteer employee-led communities formed around a common interest, belief, bond or background. They are based on enhancing career development, promoting […]

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When Your Country Calls…

What would you do if your home country called?  Former IBMer David Sengeh tells his story on how his accomplishments in IBM lead him to influence and improve life in Sierra Leone. by David Sengeh   In August 2016, I relocated to Kenya having left my home country Sierra Leone 11 years earlier. As a […]

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How I Went From Studying Theater To Staging Cyber Attacks

Allison Ritter is a Threat Gamification Engineer who works at the X-Force Command Center. This sentence is neither the beginning of a spy thriller nor a part of a futurist plan for Earth 2030. It’s the reality of an IBM employee and her role in keeping data secure. If “Threat Gamification Engineer” doesn’t translate for […]

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My Four Years at IBM = Four Different Careers in Three Cities

Having the option to explore different roles and teams not only is important for professional development, but allows you to find your true passions and a sense of purpose in your career. In today’s world the need and accessibility to new skills create opportunity for new career experiences. Yes, this means that it is possible […]

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This HR Leader Stepped Out Of Her Comfort Zone and Learned How to Sell Technology

Are you the kind of person who loves a challenge? If so, you will enjoy reading this story about an IBMer who was challenged to do something completely different… By Lavanya Lakshmanan At the core of IBM’s ongoing transformation and strong culture of innovation is the focus on building skills through continuous learning. Last year, […]

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Meet Sandile: An IBM Research Masters Intern and ‘Idols’ South Africa Contestant

Being an IBMer means pursuing all of your passions, and inspiring others for doing that. Sandile Skosana, is an IBM Research masters intern based in the lab in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has recently been announced as a participant in this year’s ‘Idols’ TV show in South Africa, where he will be singing and playing […]

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My Resume Includes Winemaking, Guitar Playing—And Web Development

In the world of resumes, Yeshe Wingerd definitely qualifies as having an eclectic career path. At first glance, you might think he’s commitment-phobic, with stints in Sonoma Valley winemaking, music school in Spain, and a six-month web development bootcamp. But look a little closer and it’s clear that this San Francisco native has just been […]

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How IBM Made Me Return to the Corporate World

After leaving the corporate world to join a start-up, IBM Executive Heather Clifton thought she would no longer be interested to go back to a large corporation. But an offer from IBM changed her mind. by Heather Clifton My name is Heather Clifton and I am the Chief Marketing Officer for Industry Platforms, an 18-month […]

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IBMer Spotlight: Meet Waka Kobayashi

We grab a coffee with IBMers from around the world, and share our chat in this weekly spotlight series. This week you can meet Waka, from IBM US. In the morning, I like my coffee… Freshly brewed iced or hot black coffee. When I get up to go to work, I look forward to… solving […]

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