Diversity and Inclusion

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


Herman Hollerith Tabulating Machine demonstrated, 1911
Herman Hollerith Tabulating
Machine demonstrated to
German government, 1911.

A legacy of Inclusion

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


Jim Thorpe, a member of the Sauk and Fox tribes, wins Olympic pentathlon and decathlon. In 1950 the Associated Press names Thorpe the greatest athlete of the first half of the century.

New Mexico and Arizona admitted to the Union as the 47th and 48th states.


Henry Ford introduces the assembly line. Its accelerated pace revolutionizes production but infuriates workers until Ford doubles their pay.


World War I begins. U.S. enters war in 1917.

President Wilson orders segregation of federal workplace.

The Panama Canal opens, facilitating travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.


Margaret Sanger and two others open America's first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York, and are promptly arrested.


Bolsheviks take power in Russia; Soviet era begins.