IBM has been recognised as a world leader in its commitment to women ever since it recruited its first female professionals in 1935 – three decades before the Equal Pay Act was announced. Since then, the company has continued to develop industry-leading practices and development programs that assist and advance females within our organisation.
Today we maintain that same commitment to women we started all those years ago. Having won the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace award for 11 straight years, IBM’s dedication to professional females is becoming increasingly pronounced. Amongst various programs and practices within our organisation lie:
-‘Women in Technology,’ and ‘Work-life Integration’ networking groups that facilitate support, development and mentoring,
- Retention and development strategies that involve yearly programs for all career stages including ‘emerging leaders’, ‘women with executive potential’ and ‘early career women,’
-and; Exploring Interests in Technology and Engineering (E.X.I.T.E) camps held by IBM for girls aged between 13-16 to promote IT awareness amidst the emerging female demographic.