Inclusion

Always Put People First: Kitty Chaney Reed’s Journey with IBM

(5 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on Black History Month, inclusion in the workplace, and their career journey. Today, we’re talking with Kitty Chaney Reed,?Vice President of Q2C Operations for North America and Latin America.?Creating a strong network helped Kitty build an […]

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The Power of Giving Back

(3 min read) By Marcela Cabrera I am lucky! I have a job I care about and I work for a supportive manager who encourages my professional and personal goals. Volunteering for worthy causes is one of those pursuits. I’ve worked at IBM for 5 years now. I spend the majority of my time designing […]

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Solving Society’s Problems Through Inventing

(5 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on inclusion in the workplace and their career journey. Kommy Weldemariam is Chief Scientist for IBM Research in Africa. Here he shares his experience with IBM so far and what inspires him as he seeks to […]

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Learning and Connecting to Make Tech More Inclusive

(3 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on Black History Month, inclusion in the workplace, and their career journey. Today, we’re talking with Chris Staten, who is part of the Global Technology Services (GTS) Leadership Development Program. Chris shares how, in his quest […]

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Double the Impact in Half the Time

(4 min read) In?today’s?busy world, there is no longer a typical work day or job arrangement. Alongside the transforming workforce, we challenge ourselves to restlessly reinvent by listening and responding to how our top talent thrive at work. More than ever, companies are now exploring flexible work arrangements, including opportunities for job sharing. Helen Whitehead […]

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Providing an Inclusive Work Environment for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

English Portuguese (3 min read) By Rafael Todesco “Being part of IBM is joining a culture of openness, collaboration, trust and “listening” to the hearing impaired at all levels.” As we mark the month of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in December, we are reminded that many types of disabilities are still treated […]

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Neurodiversity Hiring: How it Brings Value to Individuals and Teams (EN, FR)

English Francais (6 min read) By Dmitri Stupak In July 2019, the IBM Ottawa Lab in Canada hired six neurodivergent students into various co-op roles. With the help of Specialisterne, the success they were able to achieve in the short four months was outstanding. In just two weeks, one student helped with a problem that […]

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IBM and Specialisterne Collaborate to Innovate the Process for Neurodiversity Hiring (EN, FR)

English Francais (5 min read) By Dmitri Stupak   In July 2019, the IBM Ottawa Lab in Canada hired six neurodivergent students with the help of Specialisterne, an organization whose goal is to redefine standard hiring practices while helping individuals on the autistic spectrum find gainful employment. On the heels of the successful launch of […]

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The Starburst Effect of LGBT+ IBMers

(3 min read) By Sarah Siegel I am 54 and, unless I work until age 85, more of my career is behind me than in front of me. My career arc came to mind because I recently finished reading the new posthumously published memoir of IBM alumna and my personal hero Edie Windsor, “A Wild […]

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Meet Ingrid: a Neurodivergent QA Specialist and Proud IBMer (EN, FR)

English Francais (4 min read) IBM thinks about diversity the way we think about innovation—both are essential to the success of our business. When we innovate, technology becomes smarter for clients and creates new opportunities for growth. When we incorporate diversity into our business, we create better innovations and outcomes. In 2017, IBM partnered with […]

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Neurodiversity at IBM: When Doing the Right Thing Brings Success for Us All (EN, FR)

English Francais (4 min read) IBM thinks about diversity the way we think about innovation—both are essential to the success of our business. When we innovate, technology becomes smarter for clients and creates new opportunities for growth. When we incorporate diversity into our business, we create better innovations and outcomes. In 2017, IBM partnered with?Specialisterne?to […]

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