Diversity

A New Symbol of IBM’s Diversity Leadership

IBM today launched a new rainbow adaptation of its iconic 8-bar logo that symbolizes its long-standing commitment to diversity, tolerance and inclusion.

IBM Signs the White House Equal Pay Pledge

Washington, D.C. – IBM today released the following statement in conjunction with the announcement that it has joined other leading American businesses as a signatory of the White House Equal Pay Pledge: “In 1935, IBM founder Thomas J. Watson Sr. said ‘Men and women will do the same kind of work for equal pay. They […]

IBM Statement on Missouri Senate SJR 39

Washington, D.C. – IBM urges the Missouri House of Representatives not to approve the passage of SJR 39 following its approval by the Senate because this proposed constitutional change will permit discrimination against people based on their marriage status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. IBM is opposed to discrimination on the basis of race, […]

IBM Position on Mississippi H.B. 1523

Washington, D.C. – IBM is disappointed that Governor Bryant has signed H.B. 1523 into law. This legislation will permit discrimination against people based on marriage status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. Laws of this kind do not reflect IBM’s values, and are bad for our employees and our business. IBM will continue to […]

IBM Statement on Mississippi H.B. 1523

IBM is opposed to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. We are therefore disappointed by the Mississippi legislature’s passage of H.B. 1523, because we believe this legislation will permit discrimination against people based on their marriage status, sexual orientation, […]

IBM today issued the following statement on the passage of #HB2 in North Carolina

“IBM is opposed to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. Our company has had an explicit policy of non-discrimination based on gender identity or expression since 2002. “We are disappointed by the passage of HB2 in the North Carolina […]

IBM Letter Opposing Louisiana’s Marriage and Conscience Act

IBM today sent Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal a letter voicing the company’s strong opposition to a state bill that would legally protect discrimination based on same-sex marriage status. The Honorable Bobby Jindal Governor, State of Louisiana PO Box 94004 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9004 Dear Governor Jindal, I am writing to express IBM’s strong opposition to […]

IBM Letter Opposing North Carolina’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

IBM today sent North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory a letter expressing the company’s strong opposition to a state bill that would, if enacted, enable discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or identity. The Honorable Pat McCrory Office of the Governor 20301 Mail Service Center Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-0301 Dear Governor McCrory, I am writing […]