Out and proud
Diversity means feeling comfortable, valued and included: making it safe for people to be out at work. We know that all employees, including gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, will only reach their full potential and make their fullest contribution to our clients' success if they are comfortable to be who they are.
IBM's Diversity and Inclusion policies have included references to sexual orientation for over 20 years. IBM was one of the very first companies to do this, and continues to lead the way by creating an atmosphere where LGBT employees are not just valued, but empowered to think freely and to be themselves. In this way, we enable our LGBT employees to fully contribute to the workplace and our clients.
In 2008, IBM won a Diversity@Works Award as Employer of Choice for LGBT Employees. This award recognises individuals, teams and organisations who encourage diversity and inclusion in their workplace.
EAGLE Diversity Networking Group
EAGLE is IBM's Employee Alliance for employees who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and their supporters. EAGLE promotes a safe and open working environment, both at IBM and in the community. EAGLE fosters a strong sense of community for LGBT employees for mentoring, social networking and support and encourages close links to external community groups, through volunteering their business skills and time to a wide variety of LGBT initiatives and programs.
Pride in Diversity
IBM is a founding member of Pride in Diversity is Australia's first and only not-for-profit workplace program designed specifically to assist Australian employers with the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees.
IBM is proud to become Pride in Diversity's first Platinum Partner