Manufacturing employees at IBM's Poughkeepsie, N.Y., plant in 1940.
IBM names Ruth Leach (Amonette) a vice president, the company's first female executive.
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.
Women members of the 100% Club in 1949.