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DiversityInc's 2016 Top 50 Announcement Dinner & Learning Sessions


April 19 | Cipriani Wall Street | New York City


No. 22 | IBM | DiversityInc Top 50

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IBM continues to build on its strong history of diversity. IBM is building its technology workforce of the future by investing in strategic diversity illustrated by leading-edge corporate-citizenship programs such as Corporate Service Corp., Smarter Cities and P-TECH.

The P-TECH 9-14 model works for all students, but is especially designed for those who are underrepresented in college, including students who are members of minority groups, those who are economically disadvantaged and those who are the first in their family to attend college. This groundbreaking model is gaining national and international momentum, garnering praise from President Obama as the future of workforce readiness.

Chairman, President and CEO Virginia Rometty has challenged the company to move beyond inclusion to a world of engagement. IBM’s diversity councils are a great example of taking a successful initiative and pushing it to the next level. Led by senior-level executives, the councils have been challenged to start a movement of engagement in diversity—bringing about advancement inside and outside IBM.

IBM continues to invest in education and development programs for diverse talent. The award-winning Building Relationships and Influence (BRI) now has over 3,000 women in its alumni network. IBM drove Focus 50 and the Technical Women Pipeline Program in the past 10 years to enable its technical women to progress into executive positions, such as Distinguished Engineer and IBM Fellows distinctions—among our highest employee technical

IBM appreciates the differences in its employees, realizing that these differences drive innovation. It is a company united by its values and the strength of character of every person that is an IBMer.


Virginia M. Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO

Belinda Tang
Vice President, Diversity & Workforce Policy

“We are reaching beyond inclusion to actively engage our infinite dimensions of diversity within IBM, creating an environment where all our people can unlock their full innovation capabilities.”


U.S. Headquarters: Armonk, N.Y.
Global Employees: 389,286
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 23


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