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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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Women in Consulting: “Measure Yourself with Internal Yardsticks of Responsibility, Courage, and Emotional Fortitude”

On this issue of #WomenInConsulting, we are featuring Shikshya Khatiwada – the Business Development Executive at IBM Services. She shares her favorite part of working at IBM, her passion and advice on finding a mentor. Name: Shikshya Khatiwada Position/Positions Held at IBM: Business Development Executive Current Work Location: 63 Madison Avenue Length of Employment at IBM: […]

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What I’ve Learned in My 10 Years as an IBM Seller

By: Neha Varshney Arora (3 min read) My tryst with IBM started 10 years ago, when I was a young mother. Overwhelmed with my newfound responsibility and a little apprehensive about joining a new organization, I would not call it an easy decision. But I made a well thought-out career move, surged ahead, and started […]

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How the Youth Can Make a Difference: Reflections of an IBM Millennial from the Next Gen Lab

By Jing Sun (7 min read) I admit I sometimes have issues with procrastination. But a few weeks have passed and I still cannot give up the thought to share the fantastic experience I had in Singapore. Just a few weeks ago, I was surprised to receive an invitation from IBM Millennial Corps to attend […]

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7 IBMers’ Stories That You Don’t Want to Miss From 2018

2018 is a big year for both IBM and IBMers around the globe – Some found courage while attending an immersive program that carefully designed, some secured an offer after taking an apprenticeship with cybersecurity team, and some rejoined the workforce after a long career break. These stories are fun and really show you how […]

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I Think Therefore I am an IBMer

By Caroline Thomas (5 min read)   Recently I was at dinner with some IBM colleagues, including someone who left IBM recently to start a job at another company. As you can imagine, many were interested to know how this person was getting on in his new job. Is the grass really greener on the […]

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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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How I Restarted My Career After a Parenthood Break

By Karuna Barla   When I took a career break from IBM India 13 years ago, it was a bittersweet interruption. On the one hand, I was excited about moving to the United States and starting a family but on the other, I knew I would miss the joy of working with my team. I […]

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