Diversity and Inclusion

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


Supervising C-T-R Vertical Sorter
Employee supervising the
C-T-R Vertical Sorter at the
Van Raalte Co., New York.

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.


U.S. women win the right to vote.

First commercial radio broadcasts.

1921, 1924

Quota Acts restrict U.S. immigration. In 1965 a new immigration law abolishes the quotas.


Native Americans born in the U.S. are declared American citizens.


Henry Ford introduces the 40-hour workweek for Ford workers.


The Jazz Singer marks the debut of talking pictures.


U.S. stock market crashes.

Great Depression begins.