Opportunities for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are driven by inclusion across career environments, empowerment to think freely, and the ability for women to bring their “whole selves” to work.
This is according to a new study by IBM and the Boston College Center of Work & Family, “Empowering Women’s Success in Technology, IBM’s Commitment to Inclusion”.
The study outlines IBM’s approaches to helping women advance, including:
* Identify talent early: Through IBM’s Executive Potential & Extraordinary Leadership Identification program, managers identify IBMers who display extraordinary leadership and initiate a development journey with them.
* Focus on technical women: IBM’s Technical Women’s Pipeline program aligns women with an executive coach and sponsor, offers face-to-face workshops and learning labs, and creates a development roadmap to track progress and readiness for the next milestone in their career path.
* Lift up women around the world: The company’s Elevate program develops leadership skills through education, experience and exposure.
For more than 100 years, IBM has engaged with communities where it does business, including creating the social infrastructure to give women and other under-represented groups access to education and resources to reach their potential.