We speak up and adopt progressive policies on inclusion, continuing a legacy that began with IBM’s inception.

IBMers at the 2017 Pride March in New York


50 years of supplier diversity

The IBM Global Supplier Diversity Program reaches all 170-plus countries where we operate. We spent $2.6 billion with first- and second-tier diverse suppliers in 2017 and offer mentoring to help them succeed.

Open Quote

At IBM, diversity and inclusion are not policies and programs. They have been integral to our habits, practices and purpose for more than 100 years.

Ginni Rometty



From 2017, 75 percent of Corporate Service Corps teams engage at least one project supporting women.


Back in blue

Tech Re-Entry makes it easier for women who have taken time away from careers to rejoin the workforce. A challenging 12-week internship showcases their technical expertise through high-level projects with senior-level mentors.


Employer, citizen, advocate

IBM advocates for inclusive societies from our experience as a diverse enterprise. In 2017 we joined other IT companies, sent executives and IBMers to legislators, and advertised to express opposition to a transgender bathroom bill in Texas, and to the revocation of DACA.


IBM employee at the US Capitol



For 15 years running, IBM has scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.



IBM has increased paid parental leave for birth mothers and doubled it for fathers, partners and adoptive parents.


Our report includes a complete list of recent awards.


2018 Catalyst Award

IBM is the only four-time winner of this award recognizing corporate initiatives that accelerate progress for women.

Military Friendly

Victory Media named IBM its 2018 Military Friendly Employer of the Year for our programs to recruit, train and advance veterans.

Working Mother Media

2017 recognition included Working Mother Best 100 Companies (top 10) and Best Companies for Multicultural Women (top 5).

Mogul Top 100

Mogul ranked IBM third among its Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion in 2017 for our programs to empower women and girls.


IBM received the 2017 Top Companies for Women Technologists Momentum Award for most year-over-year improvement in technical women at senior levels.

Workplace Pride

IBM is among four companies in the top category for global LGBT workplace inclusion polices and practices in 2017.

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