Diversity

Making the Case for Gender Affirmation Benefits

One of the hardest conflicts a person can face in life is when the gender they were assigned at birth differs from the gender they identify with. The burdens posed by gender transitioning including changing birth certificates, medical procedures, and altering ways of speaking, walking and dressing can be truly daunting. A person transitioning may […]

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Celebrating a Historic First: Augusta National Women’s Amateur

First held in 1934, the Masters Golf Tournament is played each spring in Augusta, Georgia. It’s an event steeped in history and tradition, hosted by the world-famous Augusta National Golf Club and with the winner receiving a coveted Green Jacket. For over 20 years, IBM has been a proud partner of the Masters, pioneering the […]

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Celebrating Neurodiversity

One of the hardest conflicts a person can face in life is when the gender they were assigned at birth differs from the gender they identify with. The burdens posed by gender transitioning including changing birth certificates, medical procedures, and altering ways of speaking, walking and dressing can be truly daunting. A person transitioning may […]

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In Their Own Words: Leading Women in Tech Confront the Gender Gap

With only a quarter of U.S. technology jobs currently filled by women[1], there is far more we must do as an industry to close the gender gap. And let’s be clear, closing the gender quality gap benefits society as a whole; there is a strong correlation between business performance and a gender diverse workforce; companies […]

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Promoting Fair Treatment of Persons with Disabilities with AI

International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to increase awareness and promote the well-being of people with disabilities in every aspect of life. Fair treatment means equal opportunity to access education, find employment, receive healthcare, find information, and participate in society. Increasingly, our education, healthcare, recruitment, and information systems involve technologies based on machine learning. […]

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The Totality of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

We often hear stories about people with disabilities telling either their struggles and challenges, or the incredible, “super-human” things they can do. It’s always an extreme end of the spectrum, helpless or heroes. It’s time for us to recognize that such generalizations are as dehumanizing as simply ignoring the contributions of people with disabilities. A […]

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Taking Action to Advance Women in Business

Today, IBM was honored with the prestigious 2018 Catalyst Award for leadership in building a workplace that values diversity and inclusion. IBM is the only tech company honored this year — and the only company anywhere recognized for a fourth time. Very few companies have done more to advance diversity and inclusion than IBM. It is […]

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Minding the Tech Gap for Women

We live in an age when technology is transforming every facet of our society. In addition to innovations and inventions that are fundamentally changing lives and spawning new business, tech is also creating entirely new careers in areas such as security, blockchain, AI and health care. But while tech opportunities abound in our global economy, […]

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Women of Color in STEM Take Center Stage at the Oscars

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds the 89th Oscars this Sunday, I’ll be rooting for “Hidden Figures” to win Best Picture, and Octavia Spencer to win Best Supporting Actress. Since both Black History Month and National Engineers Week occur in February, it would be great if during this month, the movie […]

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Revealing the ‘Hidden Figures’ of STEM

Watch this short video on the making of the inspirational, Hidden Figures, a movie based on the acclaimed book of the same name that chronicles the early lives of three remarkable African American women who helped NASA calculate man’s first orbital flights around Earth.

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Bringing ‘Hidden Figures’ of Innovation to STEM

When I saw the movie Hidden Figures, I was struck by the determination of the so-called human “computers” – the African-American women whose mathematical calculations made it possible for astronaut John Glenn to be launched into orbit during the 1960s Space Race that coincided with American advances in Civil Rights. The inspiring stories of these […]

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P-TECH Intern Dives Head First Into Cognitive Computing

Naseer Campbell was 14-years-old when he decided to pursue a degree in computer science and technology. He’s now 18, in his fifth year of Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, and wrapping up his second summer internship at IBM’s Thomas J Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. P-TECH, an educational model […]

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