IBM Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2017

We must continue to press forward. IBM is proud of our long history of diversity and inclusion — from hiring our first women and black employees in 1899 to our recent focus on expanded parental leave and breast milk delivery service for traveling mothers. We must continue to press forward with our leadership in diversity thought leadership. That’s why we are pleased to be recognized for our accomplishments in this area each year. We realize that for our company to be competitive, innovative and a great place to work, we must continue to maintain IBM as a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Check out the list of awards and recognition we received in 2017:


IBM ​​has been named a 201​7 Best Company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine, being one of two companies to receive this distinction for 15 years
– IBM is on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, for the 32nd year in a row, once again in the top ten.
– IBM received the Momentum Award from the Anita Borg Institute’s Top Companies Award, and in addition was part of the Leadership Index in the Top Companies Award.
– Workplace Pride named IBM one the most LGBT-friendly organizations in the world, with the high honor of being recognized as a Workplace Pride Advocate
– IBM is #3 in Mogul’s list of “Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion in 2017”

North America:
– IBM has been named a NAFE Top 10 Company for executive women, for the 10th year in a row
– IBM is one of the Top 50 Workplaces for Native American STEM Professionals, sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
– IBM was named the #3 Omni50 Award Winning Corporation, which are the top 50 US corporations who are awarding the most business to the growing, culturally diverse vendor/supplier marketplace.
– IBM Named Military Friendly Employer of the Year

Latin America:
– IBM Brazil wins 2nd place for Best Employer Brand by Randstad Brazil
– IBM wins 5th place for “Great Place to Work for Women”
-Recognized by Gestão RH as one of the most Psychologically Healthy Companies, able to balance personal and professional life
– IBM Mexico was certified by the Human Rights Campaign as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality
– IBM Mexico was recognized by COPRED (Council to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination) as one of the Mexican companies with LGBT+ inclusive practices

– IBM recognized as a NatWest British LGBT Awards Top 10 Employer
– IBM wins the 2017 Leadership Development award for Elevate+ at the European HR Excellence awards
– IBM Austria receives the Silver placement for the Women Engineers (SWE) Mission Awards
– IBM Italy wins “Disability Matters” Award in recognition of the Mobile Wireless Accessibility project and other PwD initiatives.
-IBM Italy received the Dyslexia Friendly Corporate Certification Award from the Italian Dislexia Foundation
– IBM Slovenia wins the LGBT Friendly Award from Ljubljana
– IBM Hungary recognized as a Disability-friendly Workplace

Asia Pacific:
– IBM Japan received the “L-Hoshi” with 3 stars, being the highest honor by the government for companies that accelerate women’s activities in the workplace
– IBM Japan won gold placement, the highest honor of PRIDE index by work with Pride, for the second consecutive year as an LGBT friendly workplace
– IBM Japan received a Gender Equality Award by the Japanese government
– IBM Japan wins the Forbes Japan Women Award as part of the Leadership Development section

IBM India was named on of the Avtar Top 10 best companies for working mothers in India
– IBM India receives the National Award for Best Employer for Persons with Disabilities

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