25%Bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields earned by African Americans from HBCUs.¹
11.1%Black board members of Fortune 100 Companies.²
IBM and IBMers stand with the Black community and call for change to ensure racial equality.
The newly formed Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, later renamed IBM, included Black and female employees from its founding.
IBM President Thomas J. Watson, Sr. joins the Advisory Committee of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and contributes to the UNCF’s fundraising efforts.
Mark Dean named IBM’s first Black Fellow. He holds three of nine PC patents for being the co-creator of the IBM personal computer released in 1981.