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Advancing women

Diversity means supporting women's career aspirations without requiring them to sacrifice their other priorities or compromise their natural working style.

We have a strong focus on making our workplace more inclusive for women and to have greater representation of women in technical, leadership and professional roles.

We also have professional development programs, leadership conferences and mentoring programs to advance our female talent into senior positions.

In addition, our flexible work options help all employees, including women, to balance their professional and personal goals.

Women in Technology Networking Group

This internal networking group has been established for a number of years and is focused on building a strong community of talented technical women across Australia and New Zealand. The Group holds regular networking events and sponsors workshops which support the career development of technical women.

Mentoring and professional development

IBM has a strong culture of mentoring and supporting our senior women. We have targeted career development programs for women, and our succession planning benches have a minimum of one woman identified for each Executive role.

EXITE Camps for Girls

EXITE (Exploring Interests in Technology & Engineering) Camps are an IBM initiative to help fuel young girls' interests in taking science and math classes throughout high school and to help them understand how rewarding technology and engineering careers can be and how they offer opportunities to be creative, to become a leader and to give back to the community.

IBM Australia began holding EXITE Camps in 2001. The target audience for the Camps is high school girls aged 13 to 16. The Camps are now held annually in collaboration with State-based Departments of Education to encourage young women to pursue studies in engineering, IT and science.