3 ways IBM promotes women in STEM

IBM uses three approaches to foster an inclusive work environment for female employees, according to a new report by IBM and the Boston College Center of Work & Family.

The report, titled Empowering Women's Success in Technology: IBM's Commitment to Inclusion, provides a case study of how IBM promotes women in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Here are the three approaches IBM highlighted.

1. Identify talent early. IBM pursues this goal through programs like its Executive Potential & Extraordinary Leadership Identification effort, in which managers seek out IBM employees who display leadership potential.

2. Focus on technical women. Through the Technical Women's Pipeline program, IBM connects women with an executive coach and sponsor for face-to-face support. The program helps women track their career progress and readiness.

3. Lift up women around the world. IBM uses global programs, such as its Elevate initiative, to develop leadership skills through education, experience and exposure.

Click here to view the full report.

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