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IBM Diversity & Inclusion 2021

IBM Diversity & Inclusion 2021

Inclusion is imperative for the health of our business and our society.

At IBM, we drive real progress by going beyond valuing and promoting individual differences. We have dedicated ourselves to identifying barriers and creating advancement opportunities in an equitable way for all our stakeholders - from employees to suppliers, communities, and the world at large. We continuously evolve our behaviors and actions to be more inclusive.

Simply put, we’re catalysts of systemic change for the world.

Arvind Kirshna

“I fundamentally believe that as we continue to uphold the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity, we will make IBM a better and stronger company.”

Arvind Krishna
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IBM

Our vision for diversity
and inclusion at IBM

We foster a culture of conscious inclusion and active allyship, where every IBMer can make a positive impact on society while bringing their authentic selves to work. We are building this through creating a more diverse workforce, cultivating a flexible work environment, enabling an inclusive culture, and advocating for equity, both inside and outside of IBM.


IBM works to drive systemic change that creates opportunity for diverse communities.


IBM provides training and support to help every IBMer be an upstander through inclusive behaviors.


IBM champions all diverse communities of IBMers and supports every employee to thrive and bring their authentic selves to work.


IBM harnesses data transparency and AI to enable accountability, action and outcomes for increased diversity representation and inclusion at every level of our company.

Carla Grant Pickens

“Diversity and inclusion are foundational principles of IBM's culture, where differences are embraced and innovation thrives.”

Carla Grant Pickens
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, IBM

Diversity & inclusion award highlights

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#2 World’s Best Employer

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#14 Best Big Companies to Work For™ 2021

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World’s Most Ethical Companies 2021

Learn more

Read the full report to see our actions, read about IBMer experiences, hear from our leaders, and explore our programs for diversity and inclusion.