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VDennis - 4/25/2017 12:17:31 PM
Study: Empowering Women's Success
According to a new study by IBM and the Boston College Center of Work & Family, opportunities for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are driven by inclusion across career environments, empowerment to think freely, and the ability for women to bring their "whole selves" to work.

The case study, "Empowering Women’s Success in Technology, IBM’s Commitment to Inclusion," outlines IBM's approaches to helping women advance including:

—Identify talent early: Through IBM’s Executive Potential & Extraordinary Leadership Identification program, managers identify IBMers who display extraordinary leadership and initiate a development journey with them.
—Focus on technical women: IBM's Technical Women's Pipeline program aligns women with an executive coach and sponsor, offers face-to-face workshops and learning labs, and creates a development roadmap to track progress and readiness for the next milestone in their career path.
—Lift up women around the world: The company’s Elevate program develops leadership skills through education, experience and exposure.

What do you find to be the greatest reasons or ways to help women advance? Share your thoughts on this and women in technology in the comments below and read a news release about the study.

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Joseph Gulla - 5/18/2017 3:22:55 PM
RE:Study: Empowering Women's Success
Woman make up roughly half the human population and an equally significant portion of the workforce. It simply does not make sense that they would have anything less than an equal role to men when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs. Any man who has worked in an environment with woman quickly realizes that woman have as much to offers as men and have a favorable impact on the project to which they contribute. Their contributions are typically part of creating a balanced work effort. In situations where woman have not been able to make a contribution, companies have an imperative to hire and promote more woman to "catch up" and experience the success that comes from a gender equal workplace.