Women at IBM

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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Consultant Spotlight: Meet Rachel, Business Consultant in UX Design

(4 min read) Rachel Degnan joined IBM’s Consulting by Degrees (CbD) programme as a Business Consultant in August 2017. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Mathematics and Management (Industrial). She did her placement year in IBM and returned after graduating. She’s currently developing her skills as a User Experience (UX) […]

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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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7 Reasons My IBM Internship Got Me Off to a Great Start

By Kathryn Kodama (5 min read)   IBM Canada recently received the “Employer of Excellence Award 2018/19” from the McMaster University Faculty of Engineering for hiring the greatest number of co-op students over the past 5 years and having the top internship program. Kathryn Kodama is one of our developer interns from McMaster University where […]

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Ask, Learn, Grow: The Secret to Getting a Job You Love

By Prapthi Cariappa Kayapanda (4 min)  I joined IBM as an IT intern three years ago. Our specific role was not decided on the first day of internship. Two days after the internship began, I had a meeting with my manager where we discussed about my previous experience and the courses I had learned during […]

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Adopting a Growth Mindset to Achieve the Extraordinary

By Kawther Haciane (2 min read) #BeEqual is instilled in our core values; our blue DNA. IBM values diversity and offers equal opportunities for all to achieve their full potential. I have been with the IBM Security Services business unit in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for the past three years and it has […]

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4 Ways Organizations Can Close the Gender Gap in Leadership

(3 min read) By Carolyn Baird and Lynn Kesterson-Townes Despite abundant evidence that gender equality in leadership is good for business, an overwhelming majority of organizations say advancing women into leadership roles is not a formal business priority, according to a new study from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). In fact, women hold […]

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IBM India’s Inspirational Executive on How to Grow Your Career

(5 min read) The Inspirational Executive Series consists of interviews with our executive IBMers to demonstrate how you can successfully build an executive career in this increasingly demanding market. Juggling work, life, and family commitments is a daunting challenge, but this series reveals how, with careful time management, flexible leadership, and a willingness to embrace […]

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Dynamism and Constant Learning: How IBM Keeps This Millennial Engaged

By Polina Tsolova (2 min read) Millennials are everywhere. We read articles on how to manage millennials, how to organize corporate parties for millennials, and how to make millennials listen to other generations. We watch movies about millennials and read research studies about them. So what makes millennials so different? Well, for sure there is […]

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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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Motivated by Learning and Leading: This is Why I Stay at IBM

By Melanie Dauber (4 min read)   When I joined IBM after college in 2016 I realized that the beginning of a new career was far from predictable. There was no longer a syllabus of what was scheduled to be taught – and it was up to me to structure each week’s curriculum, find my […]

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