By Kim Stephens
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. But we also understand that we can never rest on our past laurels, and that we must continue to press forward with our leadership in diversity. 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.
- IBM is in the Top 100 companies for Diversity.http://www.diversityinc.com/the-diversityinc-top-50-companies-for-diversity-2016/
- IBM named in 2016 NAFE top 10 companies for Executive Women.
- IBM Out Executive and co-chair of IBM’s Global LGBT Council, Claudia Brind-Woody, is number 4 on the Out at Work Top 50 LGBT Executives. LGBT Business Development Executive.Tony Tenicela also made the list: http://www.outatworktop50.com/the-list-2016.html
- IBM has been named the world’s most LGBT -inclusive (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) employer by Workplace Pride and came first in their Global benchmark:http://benchmark.workplacepride.org/2015/10/29/2015-workplace-pride-global-benchmark-results-announced/
- IBM scores 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (measuring LGBT inclusiveness) for the 13thconsecutive year in 2016.http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index
- IBM received an award at the United Nations, as they celebrated 10th Anniversary of the UN convention on the Rights of People of Disabilities (UNCRPD).
- LATINA Style Magazine has selected IBM as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work.
- IBM has received anInstitutional Achievement as a Hero of Accessibility from Knowbility.org at the 2016 CSUN Conference (In 2015, IBM took the additional step to license their own accessibility educational and management resources to external companies. Normally, companies keep this valuable information internal but IBM chose to license what they teach their own employees about accessibility to others.)
- IBM is the only major IT company invited to present one of our CSC / Diversity collaboration project (February 10 – 12) UNITED NATIONS – Zero project http://zeroproject.org/
- IBM received Gold Medal-level Military Friendly Emplyer Award for 2017.
- Working Mother Magazine Top 10 for 31 years in a row.
- Black Enterprise’s Top Companies
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Technical Excellence Award.
- IBM is named one of nine Star Performers by LGBT campaign group Stonewall in the UK: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/sites/default/files/top_100_employers_2016.pdf
- IBM is among the Stonewall top global employers 2016 in the Global Workplace Equality Index 2016.
- IBM Germany has successfully applied for the Total E-Quality Award 2016 for successful and sustainable implementation of gender equality in their personnel and organization policies. Since 1999, IBM was awarded this honor continuously and now for the 7th time in a row.
- IBM ISC in Slovakia won the first place in the category of “Support of gender equality and gender-wise equal ratio of women in management.”
- IBM is listed among the Top 50 Inclusive UK employers
- IBM UK is on the Top 50 Employers for Women in 2016.
- Diversità Lavoro – 2016 Diversity Inclusion Award – IBM Italy.
- IBM won the Global Diversity Award from enei- http://www.enei.org.uk/pages/global-diversity-award-2015.html
- United Nations Women AwardIBM Brazil was just recognized with the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Award. The award recognizes companies that implement affirmative actions to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace.
- Hong Kong Breastfeeding Mothers Association.http://www.breastfeeding.org.hk/
- Asia LGBT Milestone Award (ALMA) 2016: IBM won the winner of the 2016 Asia LGBT Milestone Award in the Top 10 Best Corporate Employers in Diversity and Inclusion.
- IBM Malaysia in ASEAN was recognized as a Top Employer for Work/Life Practices.
- Inaugural winner of the Top 10 Employers for Women in India.
- Nipman Foundation Equal Opportunity Award 2016
Kim Stephens is IBM Global Diversity & Inclusion Communication and Education Lead
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