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10 Trailblazing Companies For Women In IT

On the following pages, we'll take you beyond the tech sector to highlight companies across all industries that provide strong, supportive, and flexible work environments for female employees.
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IBM
In 1995, IBM began to implement initiatives designed to promote women. Among these programs are 'Building Relationships and Influencing,' a global program to support rising women who have executive potential, and 'Taking the Stage,' which assists in presentation and communication skills.
The company's early efforts have created a culture that supports and encourages female employees on their way to executive roles. IBM has a female CEO, and 29% of its senior management positions are filled by women, explained NAFE president Betty Spence in an interview with Fierce CIO. Spence also noted that IBM stands out in the company's annual list because it took the first step of creating task forces to discover how to promote and retain female employees.
'I would say by far what makes us successful is having senior leadership commitment and support,' said Heather Howell, IBM's diversity and inclusion leader, in the Fierce CIO article. 'We have a number of women's councils that are led by line executives.'
(Image: IBM)

IBM

In 1995, IBM began to implement initiatives designed to promote women. Among these programs are "Building Relationships and Influencing," a global program to support rising women who have executive potential, and "Taking the Stage," which assists in presentation and communication skills.

The company's early efforts have created a culture that supports and encourages female employees on their way to executive roles. IBM has a female CEO, and 29% of its senior management positions are filled by women, explained NAFE president Betty Spence in an interview with Fierce CIO. Spence also noted that IBM stands out in the company's annual list because it took the first step of creating task forces to discover how to promote and retain female employees.

"I would say by far what makes us successful is having senior leadership commitment and support," said Heather Howell, IBM's diversity and inclusion leader, in the Fierce CIO article. "We have a number of women's councils that are led by line executives."

(Image: IBM)

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