IBM: Fostering Innovation and Inclusion

Founded in 1911, IBM has been at the center of the dynamic technology industry for decades. With more than 285,000 employees in over 175 countries, IBM maintains its position as a global leader and excels on the frontiers of hybrid cloud technology and artificial intelligence. 

The company's commitment to employee satisfaction has earned IBM a place on Forbes' Top 500 Best Companies for Diversity in 2023, a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, and five stars on Newsweek's 2023 list of America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity. IBM's dedication to innovation also extends to workplace culture, diversity, and inclusivity.

Kitty Chaney Reed, IBM’s Chief Leadership, Culture, and Inclusion Officer, brings over 25 years of technology and business experience to the role. Chaney-Reed has consistently championed workplace diversity and inclusion, leading a global team in addressing societal issues that impact IBM employees and their communities. 

Her accomplishments include being an alumnus of the Distinguished Leadership Atlanta program, receiving the Georgia Diversity Council's 2015 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award, and serving on IBM's Black Executive Council. Chaney Reed is dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment and leveraging the strengths of a diverse workforce to create a workplace where employees can thrive.

Some Questions Asked:
  • How does a diverse workforce foster continuous innovation? 
  • How has a history of more women in meaningful roles affected IBM's culture?
  • Will AI impact job opportunities in the future?

In This Episode You Will Learn: 
  • How companies can address societal issues affecting their employees and communities.
  • How a robust mentorship and supportive culture allows employees to connect with mentors and peers, aiding career navigation and personal growth.
  • How AI will enable employees to upskill and engage in higher-value tasks.


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