Strategic partnerships help
to drive societal change.

Inclusion is a top priority when we
collaborate with our strategic partners.


Supplier Diversity

IBM recognizes that a diverse supplier base is integral to company profitability and strategic objectives--solidifying the connection between customer satisfaction and winning in the marketplace. IBM's supplier diversity program expands purchasing opportunities for businesses owned and operated by minorities, women, LGBT+, veterans and service disabled veterans, and disabled persons.


P-TECH: when ambition meets opportunity, success happens

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), span grades 9 to 14 and bring together the best elements of high school, college, and career. This new and innovative education model was co-developed by IBM working together with educators, policymakers and elected officials. P-TECH will grow from 1 school in 2011 to more than 85 schools in 2018.

Aspen Institute Launches Cyber Strategy Group

Addressing a wide range of cybersecurity vulnerabilities on a national scale, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, chair of this initiative, is joined by Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and former Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco.

Opposition to Texas Bathroom Bill

Taking a stand against a bathroom bill, IBM leaders target LGBT+ youth and students at institutions across Texas to assure no current or future IBMer would be marginalized.

DACA – “We stand by our dreamers”

Committing to help find a permanent legislative solution that would enable DACA IBMers to stay in the United States.

Battling bias with data

Improving the quality of data to eliminate biases throughout the organization, from talent to solutions.

Accessibility research

  • Inventing technology that is more human, empathetic and adaptive to everyone’s age and ability.
  • Eliminating barriers to information
  • Creating personalized interactions.
  • Making the inaccessible accessible

Olli: Accessible Vehicle

IBM, Local Motors and the CTA Foundation creating the world's most accessible, selfdriving vehicle advance the role that technology plays in helping the ageing population and people with disabilities be more mobile and self-sufficient for as long as possible.

IBM Research

Mobile Voice Navigation

IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon Create an Open Platform to Help the Blind Navigate Surroundings. Application NavCog turns smartphone images of the surrounding environment into a 3-D space model to help improve navigation for the visually impaired.


Cognitive Eldercare Research

IBM and the Avamere Family of Companies announced a six-month research study that will apply the power of IBM cognitive computing to help caregivers improve eldercare at senior living, health centers, and nursing facilities.

IBM diversity & inclusion awards

See a full list of awards that IBM has been recognized with in 2016 and 2017.


Catalyst Award for Advancement of Women in the Workplace

IBM is the only tech company honored this year — and the only company anywhere recognized for a fourth time by Catalyst


Military Friendly Employer of the Year by Victory Media

Throughout 106 year history, IBM has helped servicemen and women transition to civilian life and has hired thousands of military veterans around the globe.


Best company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother magazine

IBM received this distinction for 15 years. We are also on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, for the 32nd year in a row, once again in the top ten.


#3 on Mogul’s list of Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion

Recognition for making strides in hiring a diverse talent, creating a welcoming environment for its employees and for contributing to society in meaningful ways.


Global awards for the empowerment of People with Disabilities

IBM was the recipient of awards for the empowerment of People with Disabilities in Australia, Hungary, India, Italy and the United States.


Most LGBT-Friendly organizations in the world by Workplace Pride

Workplace Pride named IBM one the most LGBT-friendly organizations in the world, with the high honor of being recognized as a Workplace Pride Advocate.

Marketplace Diversity and Workforce Engagement Services

The Diversity Business Development organization advises customers worldwide on how to leverage Diversity and human capital as strategic business drivers to improve workforce effectiveness, foster collaboration, and stimulate innovation. Our team has worked closely with the IBM sales community worldwide to showcase IBM’s global diversity best practices in order to gain access to new decision makers and position IBM solutions during our engagement.


Working at IBM, Allison combines mobile game development experience and Watson’s machine learning technologies to teach children in the ways they will love most.