– Welcome – Sandy Carter
– Panel Session
– Bluemix Overview and Demo
– Hands-On Labs
of positions in the
26% of the
positions in IT
have a female
of tech companies woman CEO
founded by women
In the 80’S, 37%of computer
science majors were women; in
57% of bachelor's
degrees are earned by women,
of computer science degrees
THERE IS LOADS OF
1.4M# OF US-BASED COMPUTER
SPECIALIST JOB OPENINGS
EXPECTED BY 2020
IBM’s Commitment to Women in Technology
1. Focus on IBM Women: Support the growth, advancement,
recognition, mentoring, networking, and retention of IBM's female
technical talent pool
2. Attract and recruit qualified technical women to IBM (both
university and professional)
3. Long Term Outreach: Encourage girls and young women K-12 to
pursue education and careers in math, science, and technology
“Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History”
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Apr 7, 1916 Golden Flyer automobile NYC to San Fran" by Bain Collection - Library of Congress. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons -
But Women Pioneers at IBM sure have!
1899 IBM hires first women
Anne Van Vechten, credited for convincing Thomas J.
Watson Sr. to hire women for professional positions.
Ruth Leach (Amonette) named vice president, IBM’s
first female executive.
Jeannette Kittredge Watson, appointed as the first
female member of the Board of Directors.
Patricia Harris becomes first black female
on the Board of Directors.
named IBM’s first female
President & CEO
Fran Allen named the first female IBM
Fran Allen named first female recipient of
the A.M. Turing considered the
“Nobel Prize” in Computing
3 Tips for Career Success
• Be Visible
• Communicate with IMPACT
• Be Confident & Assertive
Seek out highly visible stretch and growth roles
Build your eminence
Help other women with advancement
Communicate with IMPACT
• Be Interactive – Act and Listen
• Tell a story
• Leverage Social Media Tools
Be Confident & Assertive
• Speak up! You must present your ideas.
• Be passionate about your ideas.
• Help to build the agenda!
IBM is a leader in the vibrant, strong and thriving NYC tech community
IBM continues support the growth of this community
Digital.NYC is built on Bluemix