Surround yourself with powerful women
The best and brightest—Nobel Prize winners, Turing Award recipients, esteemed consultants, software specialists and industry experts—work for IBM. You can too. Today, women represent approximately 30% of IBM employees worldwide, and over 22% of our global executive population is made up of women, of which two-thirds are working mothers.
Clear the path
There’s a reason why Fortune Magazine ranked IBM the Top Company for Leaders in 2010 and 2011.
We’re committed to fair advancement. It starts with our Leadership Appointment Program, a clear and formalized appointment and advancement path, based on a rigorous review process with set criteria and performance requirements—not popularity, gender or tenure. Candidates collaborate with HR, senior leadership and sponsors to assess performance, build a roadmap and target milestones. For women execs, it means you’ll have the same route as the next person. In fact, the National Association of Female Executives ranks us as the number one company for Women’s Advancement.
Enhance your expertise
With our 12-month Executive Fusion Program for new GBS executives, you’ll have the resources to quickly navigate the organization like an expert IBMer:
Innovative ideas and smart strategies can transcend business lines. Innovative women executives at IBM are no different. Unlike other consulting firms, the breadth of IBM’s businesses offers endless ways to explore your capabilities. It’s akin to working for seven companies rolled into one, from Software and Servers, to Sales and Distribution, to Research and beyond. Working within a global footprint spanning 170 countries across 18 industries, you’re free to build on your success every day.
We believe in the importance and power of mentorship. See what advice our Senior VP, Bridget van Kralingen, has about the impact of mentoring.
Women are our priority
Supporting the Advancement of Women is not just a slogan. It’s a priority. And it’s part of our heritage. That’s why we continue to be recognized by the National Association of Female Executives, Working Mother Magazine, Catalyst and Diversity Inc year after year.