From hiring first woman employee in 1899 to naming Fran Allen as the first female IBM fellow in 1989, our commitment to diversity is rooted in the philosophy of our founders. We have a rich repertoire of innovative, unique programs and initiatives supporting our gender diversity. Also, we are pioneers in some of the best acknowledged practices in creating a diverse and vibrant workforce.
Focusing on gender diversity through IWLC
At IBM India, we believe that gender diversity is a compelling business imperative and hence we value women employees as a core component of our business strategy. To reiterate IBM’s senior management commitment to the workforce diversity agenda, we have set up India Diversity Council. Indian Women’s Leadership Council (IWLC) is a part of this Diversity Council and it brings in the required focus on gender diversity for the entire organization. And the programs are driven to ‘attract, retain and grow’ women talent – to create a strong accountability mechanism that ensures adherence to the gender diversity focus in India and South Asia.
Empowering women at work
We extend a support system to our women employees, which is perhaps unparalleled in the industry. From one of the best of childcare/dependent care services to a range of work-life flexibility options (work from home, flexi-timings, part-time options, etc…) to multi-city Diversity Network Groups (DNGs) and very robust issues and grievance addressal system, we have successfully created a work environment that is extremely friendly for women employees, helps them enhance their productivity and achieve a greater work-life balance. We have a wide set of development programs, mentoring programs, and a comprehensive set of leadership development resources that help promising women employees develop their careers and leadership skills at IBM.
So if you think that a job at IBM will give you the power to unleash a professionally rewarding future, join us. And that’s how you can take your career to a new high.