Skip to main contentRacial Equity in Design

It’s about time
we prioritize racial
equity in our beliefs
and actions.

Systemic racism is present within our IBM Design organization today—not because we chose it, but it is the reality of the world we inherited and within which we operate. The system is working as designed—and it is our responsibility to take action to design an equitable future in its place.

IBM Design is committed to creating a culture of racial equity for designers at our company and across the industry. We envision a culture where Black designers and Black lives are respected, celebrated, and are able to bring their full selves to everything they do. We unequivocally declare Black Lives Matter.

We in IBM Design, from leadership to individual designers, believe the change we effect will positively impact Black designers who need our focus now. We acknowledge that systemic racism targets other groups and the work we do can also effect change for them. We strive toward creating a design industry where people of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, ages, abilities, orientations, social classes, and cultures are met with equity.