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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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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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Naomi D’Souza: MSc Mechanical Engineer, IBM Strategy Consultant, and Top Influencer

By Naomi D’Souza (5 min read) Ever since school, my dream has always been to work in design, strategy, and digital. At 23, I got the opportunity to join IBM whilst I was still pursuing my Masters in Mechanical Engineering. It has been over two and a half years now, and I am thankful to […]

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Working in a Tech World Where Gender Doesn’t Matter

By Andrea Martin (4 min read) As I write this blog I look at a roughly 9,570-day career at IBM. You may think “Wow, why didn’t she ever change her job?” or “Why did she never work for another company?” Well, let me elaborate on this a little bit. There are actually two aspects to […]

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This Inspirational Leader Talks About Her Journey, Finding Balance, and Why She Came Back to IBM

(7 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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The Girl Who Cracked the Code: Interview with the IBM Vault Winner

With Keni Mou (7 min read) In September 2018, IBM hosted an online problem-solving game for students in the US. The IBM Vault was an interactive alternate reality game where players were given puzzles to crack “digital locks” over a period of three weeks. Only those who solved each lock in the least amount of […]

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My Journey from Taking a Career Break for Motherhood to Rejoining the Workforce

By Avanti Tilak (4 min read) Originally an astronomer by training, I studied supermassive black holes in the nearby universe. After my kids were born, I took a career break as I wanted to enjoy that time with them but it was never meant to be permanent. Once the youngest was old enough for preschool […]

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