inclusion

Robin Lunceford Shares 5 Reasons Why She Loves Her Job with IBM

This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share their career journey. During the US Tennis Open, there is an entire team of IBMers whose job it is to ensure that fans, whether they are watching at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in New York City, or from anywhere in the […]

Continue reading

Always Put People First: Kitty Chaney Reed’s Journey with IBM

(5 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on Black History Month, inclusion in the workplace, and their career journey. Today, we’re talking with Kitty Chaney Reed, Vice President of Q2C Operations for North America and Latin America. Creating a strong network helped Kitty build an […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Learning and Connecting to Make Tech More Inclusive

(3 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on Black History Month, inclusion in the workplace, and their career journey. Today, we’re talking with Chris Staten, who is part of the Global Technology Services (GTS) Leadership Development Program. Chris shares how, in his quest […]

Continue reading

IBM and Specialisterne Collaborate to Innovate the Process for Neurodiversity Hiring (EN, FR)

English Francais (5 min read) By Dmitri Stupak   In July 2019, the IBM Ottawa Lab in Canada hired six neurodivergent students with the help of Specialisterne, an organization whose goal is to redefine standard hiring practices while helping individuals on the autistic spectrum find gainful employment. On the heels of the successful launch of […]

Continue reading

The Starburst Effect of LGBT+ IBMers

(3 min read) By Sarah Siegel I am 54 and, unless I work until age 85, more of my career is behind me than in front of me. My career arc came to mind because I recently finished reading the new posthumously published memoir of IBM alumna and my personal hero Edie Windsor, “A Wild […]

Continue reading

My Experience as a Chef Helped Me Break Into the Tech World

(3 min read) By Andre Merten In 2006, I moved from Colorado to San Francisco to attend the California Culinary Academy. Upon graduation, I had the opportunity to work in different restaurants, ranging from quaint boutiques, to corporate hotels, to high-end private catering, to a Michelin Star Resort in the Caribbean. Cooking gave me an […]

Continue reading

Meet Cecilia, Army Veteran and Apprentice at IBM

(2 min read) By Cecilia Duffus Looking back at what led me to IBM, it truly is an engrossing tale of how I got here. While considering different options on my transition out of the military, my mentors said I have a great story to tell for interviews. Active Duty  I started off in the […]

Continue reading

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. […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Brazil Launches P-TECH to Develop Future Tech Professionals (EN, PT)

English Portuguese (4 min read) Just like in many other parts of the world, Latin America needs skilled labor more than ever. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the region will have a shortage of more than 550,000 IT professionals by 2019, especially in new technologies including cloud, cyber security, artificial intelligence and networks. […]

Continue reading