1940

Manufacturing employees at IBM's Poughkeepsie, N.Y., plant in 1940.
Manufacturing employees at IBM's Poughkeepsie, N.Y., plant in 1940.

1942

1943

Ruth Leach and Thomas J. Watson Sr. with Dwight D. Eisenhower.
IBM names Ruth Leach (Amonette) a vice president, the company's first female executive.

1944

1946

Visually impaired IBM employees.
IBM manufactures the Banks Pocket Braille Writer, a pocket-sized Braille printer, which it donates to veterans and sells to public at cost (Visually impaired IBM employees receive free pocket-sized Braille printers).

Jacqueline Decker qualifies for IBM's One Hundred Percent Club, marking her ascent to the top echelon of IBM's sales force.
Jacqueline Decker qualifies for IBM's One Hundred Percent Club, marking her ascent to the top echelon of IBM's sales force.

1949

Women members of the 100% Club in 1949.
Women members of the 100% Club in 1949.