Inclusive IBM

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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Workplace Bullying: How IBM Stops Employees from Crossing the Line

(5 min read) By Amy Bennett In 2019, IBM launched a workplace bullying prevention course for over 300,000 IBM employees across the globe. Dubbed “Crossing the Line: Workplace Bullying Prevention” it is a 55-minute minute course that uses powerful examples to bring workplace bullying to life, helping us all better recognize and address bullying. I sat down with Sarah Siegel, Learning Design Manager—and […]

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My Advice for a Successful Mentoring Relationship

(6 min read) By Michael J Martin Being a mentor is all about the learning and development of a person who is junior to you. Mentorship connects a more experienced professional with someone who is less experienced; an informal relationship to exchange knowledge, provide guidance, and share experiences, all aimed to help the mentee succeed […]

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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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Kindness Brings Us Together – How I Accomplished the Boston Marathon with an IBMer Guide

By Erich Manser (5 min read)   “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” —Amelia Earhart. For me, the experience of running this year’s Boston Marathon was even more powerful than normal. This from a guy who survived the 2013 bombings, ran […]

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How I Found Myself at IBM

By Hisham Darwish (2 min read)  Being a son of a Diplomat, I lived in multiple countries across different continents and from a young age I’ve experienced the virtues of having a multicultural background. My journey started with my birth in Caracas (Venezuela), then moved to Cairo (Egypt), my country of citizenship, then lived for […]

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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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How to Support Autistic Individuals in Agile Workspaces

By: Megan Roddie, Bill Dusch, and a network of autistic IBMers (5 min read) Agile workspaces are becoming more and more common, thus increasing the probability that an autistic individual will find themselves placed in such an environment. Due to sensory processing disorders and sensitivities to certain environments, autistics may encounter difficulties thriving in agile office spaces. […]

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IBM Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2017

We must continue to press forward. IBM is proud of our long history of diversity and inclusion — from hiring our first women and black employees in 1899 to our recent focus on expanded parental leave and breast milk delivery service for traveling mothers. We must continue to press forward with our leadership in diversity […]

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Andy Bossley: On the Journey to Come out as Gay — and How it’s Helped Him Become a Successful Marketer

Andy Bossley, a 29-year-old Texan, is living the dream in New York City. He’s out and proud, lives with his loving partner Anthony, and works as the senior manager for global marketing campaigns for IBM, a role that netted him a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list this year. While hard work and […]

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