Flexible Working Arrangements
Equal Pay Initiatives
Paid Parental Leave
Return to Work Policy
Leadership Development Programs
Attracting, retaining and developing female talent across the world is not only essential to IBM’s company culture, it’s a business imperative. From 1899, when we hired our first women employees to today, with our first female CEO, IBM’s commitment to celebrating the talent of women has been at the forefront of our business and a key driver of our success.
At IBM, we recognize that women play a critical role in our global economy and that they must be present in the industry that drives innovation in all sectors.
ReBoot Accelerator for Women is an 8-week program designed to give women the skills, connections, and confidence to re-enter the workforce.
IBM places the advancement and retention of women with leadership potential as a key business priority. The participation of women on senior teams has been found to be positively associated with company performance. Therefore, this imperative is built into all talent strategies, and we offer many programs designed to help individual women advance.
As a technology company, we prioritize women in technical leadership roles and develop many programs to advance women in those roles. The “Technical Women’s Pipeline Program” aligns mid-career women with an executive coach and sponsor, offers face-to-face workshops and learning labs, and creates a development roadmap to track progress and readiness for the next milestone in their career path.
"We believe in inclusion and people can bring their whole self to work as a wife, mother, partner, girl friend, daughter, aunt and as a leader." - Harriet Green, CEO and Chairman, IBM Asia Pacific
IBM Tech Re-entry Program was developed to bring back talented technical professionals who took a...
IBM originated in 1911, and ever since women have played an integral, and equal, role...
I feel privileged to be the first oriental Chinese woman who had made Partner in Financial Services. Attracting great people has to do with our values, and we live them every day as an IBM Executive. It is not what we say, It is what we do. Having a community, even just someone else to talk to who’s in a similar experience helps to support one another and inspire others.
When my kid turned 3 and a half I started looking for opportunities to re-start my career. However, I faced multiple rejections at interviews due to the break in my career. Around this time, IBM had launched the Tech Re-entry program and I was selected to join the program. The orientation program, conversation cafes, meetings with senior women professionals and weekly meetings with the program HR partners during the 3-month internship period boosted my confidence. My team mates and managers were very co-operative and I felt everyone wanted me to succeed in my endeavor to re-start my career. At the end of the internship I was offered a regular role at IBM which I believe signified my successful re-integration in the workforce.
My journey in IBM for the last 15 years has been amazing. One of the most memorable moments in my career has definitely been when I got chosen to work as the Lead Security Architect on this complex enterprise Security Project that is going to make a big impact to IBM once we go live. IBM gives equal opportunities to all who want to progress. We have a number of diversity initiatives helping women progress. I have contributed in programs like “Developing your technical career” by mentoring the groups of women that attended the program.