Diversity&Inclusion

Neurodiversity Hiring: How it Brings Value to Individuals and Teams (EN, FR)

English Francais (6 min read) By Dmitri Stupak In July 2019, the IBM Ottawa Lab in Canada hired six neurodivergent students into various co-op roles. With the help of Specialisterne, the success they were able to achieve in the short four months was outstanding. In just two weeks, one student helped with a problem that […]

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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 […]

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Meet Ingrid: a Neurodivergent QA Specialist and Proud IBMer (EN, FR)

English Francais (4 min read) IBM thinks about diversity the way we think about innovation—both are essential to the success of our business. When we innovate, technology becomes smarter for clients and creates new opportunities for growth. When we incorporate diversity into our business, we create better innovations and outcomes. In 2017, IBM partnered with […]

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Neurodiversity at IBM: When Doing the Right Thing Brings Success for Us All (EN, FR)

English Francais (4 min read) IBM thinks about diversity the way we think about innovation—both are essential to the success of our business. When we innovate, technology becomes smarter for clients and creates new opportunities for growth. When we incorporate diversity into our business, we create better innovations and outcomes. In 2017, IBM partnered with Specialisterne to […]

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IBM Celebrates US Apprenticeship Week 2019

(4 min read) By Tommy Wenzlau November 11 to 15, 2019 is US Apprenticeship week — and what a great week it was! We spent time in Washington DC with members of congress discussing Apprenticeship legislation, the Governor of Missouri recognized IBM as the 2019 Apprenticeship Employer of the Year, the California State Government and […]

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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 […]

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From Serving Coffee to Writing Code – How One IBMer Changed the Future of this Apprentice

(5 min read) By Tony Byrd   “Are you serious?” This was my first thought when someone suggested that I make the change from serving coffee to developing code. After all, I don’t have any experience in that field. I have been serving coffee for the last seven years. Speaking of coffee. Have you ever […]

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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 […]

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Why IBM Makes Me Even More Proud to Be an Ally

(3 min read) By Meaghan Keane I have been an IBMer for two and a half years. From the beginning, I learned that IBM has always been at the forefront of history as an inclusive and diverse company. Behind the long history and success of IBM’s commitment to diversity is the IBMer. Who is the […]

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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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IBM is the First Company in Mexico to Offer Medical Benefits to Transgender Employees (EN, ES)

English Espanol (3 min read) By Isabel Romo | Mexico Diversity Engagement Partner Mexico, Costa Rica & Colombia For more than a century, IBM has believed that diversity and inclusion are business priorities. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only policies and programs, but part of the values and practices essential to […]

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