Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity of people.
Diversity of thought.
A smarter planet for everyone.


Product showroom: Yokohama, Japan, 1937
A product showroom in Yokohama, Japan, 1937.

First professional women hired by IBM
First professional women hired by IBM. 1935.

A legacy of Inclusion

IBM begins a legacy of inclusion, widening its view of the world ahead of diversity advances yet to come in our nation's history.


IBM provides Life Insurance to employees.


IBM hires its first professional women, 25 college seniors recruited for Systems Service.


IBM Vacation Plan is offered to employees.

IBM Holiday Plan is introduced.