Managing Worklife Balance as an Executive

Tosca Colangeli, the General Manager of IBM Global Technology Services for the UK & Ireland is a motivational and passionate leader with over 20 years of experience across numerous roles within IBM. Here Tosca talks to Ella Slade, EAGLE Steering Committee Member, about her role at IBM, her position as Exec Sponsor of EAGLE, work life balance and hints and tips for those aspiring to an executive career in IBM.

Tosca is responsible for IBM’s transformation from being an IT services provider, to becoming a co-creator of strategic solutions delivering real business value to IBM’s clients. Tosca is also IBM UK’s Executive Straight Ally and passionate supporter of the LGBT Community and Women in the Technology Industry. Tosca will often be seen speaking at industry events.

She enjoys mentoring people to help them exceed their expectations, and continuously supports the IBM Graduate and Apprenticeship Schemes in order to identify the next-generation of leaders.

Tosca is a Mother of two young children and enjoys walking through the vineyards of Tuscany in her native country of Italy.

The Inspirational Executive series consists of interviews that profile executive IBMers to demonstrate how one may 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.

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  1. Hi everyone, my name is Mairim Quijada and I am a Venezuelan aspirant. I have subscribed to this blog since yesterday and in just few hours I been learning a lot about your community and culture.
    After seeing this video, I was impress about the incredible job IBM is doing to create a diverse and inclusive environment where each one is valued as an individual but also as a vital piece of a system with a common function.
    Also, I have learned the importance of make your family understand your job and try to keep a balance between your work and personal life. And finally, why having a broad understanding of IBM gives you the possibility to know how and where you can better add value to the company.

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