Impact

Charity Shares Her Passion for Getting Girls Into STEM

(4  min read) The women of IBM are doing some amazing things to change the world, so let’s celebrate them! This March to celebrate women’s history month and #IWD2020, our incredible female IBMers are sharing their stories with you. Today, we’re catching up with Charity Wayua, Senior Research Manager at the IBM Research Lab in Kenya! […]

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The Power of Giving Back

(3 min read) By Marcela Cabrera I am lucky! I have a job I care about and I work for a supportive manager who encourages my professional and personal goals. Volunteering for worthy causes is one of those pursuits. I’ve worked at IBM for 5 years now. I spend the majority of my time designing […]

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Solving Society’s Problems Through Inventing

(5 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on inclusion in the workplace and their career journey. Kommy Weldemariam is Chief Scientist for IBM Research in Africa. Here he shares his experience with IBM so far and what inspires him as he seeks to […]

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Six Lessons I Learned Overcoming Breast Cancer

(4 min read) By Mary Kyle On February 25, 2013, I embarked on the most incredible journey of my life, overcoming breast cancer. Prior to this, my life was (and still is!) pretty awesome. Married to the love of my life, I lived in a beautiful, old Greek revival home, reminiscent of Tara from Gone with the […]

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Guided By a Sense of Purpose

(2 min read) By David La Rose I felt particularly proud to be an IBMer when I sat down to watch the ABC’s Catalyst Program last week talking about the advances we are making in robotics and the impact it’s having on the lives of so many Aussies. On the show, Dr. Nikki Stamp met […]

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From Pineapples to Private Equity: How IBM Is Putting Blockchain Technology Everywhere

This must have been what it felt like when the internet was invented: You can’t stop hearing about it. And that “it,” in this instance, is blockchain. If you believe the blogs (and the tweets), then blockchain is a technology with the power to change businesses everywhere, and often for the better. To learn more, […]

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Dog Vision: Putting Dogs and Doing Good Together at IBM

(3 min read) By Joel Joseph I’m a huge dog lover, like the biggest dog person you’ll ever meet. And as a dog person, the biggest problem for me is that I have no dogs at home. That’s why I decided to go to the Humane Society this summer and see how hard it would […]

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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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The No. 1 Way to Guarantee Career Happiness

(7 min read) Study after study suggests that there is one thing people value in their careers more than anything else: meaning. A 2018 BetterUp study found that the average American worker was willing to forego 23% of their entire future lifetime earnings in order to have a job that was always meaningful. PwC’s recent […]

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How Luke Hiller Became IBM UK’s Most Decorated Apprentice

(3 min read) IBM GTS Infrastructure Architect Luke Hiller shares his IBM career experience, including advice for anyone considering an apprenticeship and how he became IBM UK’s  most decorated apprentice. Tell us a bit about yourself. From a young age, it was always apparent that I was a practical learner. Because of this, I always knew an apprenticeship […]

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We Asked 3 Tech Interns To Share What’s Great About Their IBM Hackathon Experience

(8 min read) This summer more than 600 technical interns across the US and Canada participated in the North America Intern Hack. During this internal hackathon, teams of interns worked together to develop new solutions inspired by IBM technology. The participating teams engaged with mentors to create their designs and architect their solutions, consulted with Subject Matter Experts to address challenges, and presented their solutions to a panel of […]

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