IBM Executive Shares Her View on Leadership and the Importance of Empowering Her Team

On this issue of The Inspirational Executive Series, we are featuring Dorothy Copeland, leader of the IBM Global Business Partners at IBM North America, as she shares her view on being an IBMer, her current role, approach to leadership, and  career advice for early professionals building their careers.

The Inspirational Executive series consists of interviews with our executive IBMers to demonstrate how you can successfully build an executive career in this increasingly demanding market. Juggling work, life, and family commitments is a daunting challenge, but this series reveals how, with careful time management, flexible leadership, and a willingness to embrace challenge, IBM can support successful executives to succeed in every aspect of their careers.

Dorothy Copeland has over 20 years in technology, with experience in sales, marketing, business development and partner ecosystem leadership. She joined IBM in May 2017 to lead the North America Business Partner organization where she’s focused on driving partnering innovation and increasing partners’ sales engagement with the IBM field teams. Throughout her career, Dorothy has demonstrated a passion for building out new partnerships and programs, and leading diverse and high-performing teams.

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