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Bluemix Girls’ Night Out 
New York City 
Sandy Carter 
IBM GENERAL MANAGER, ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT 
AND SOCIAL BUSINESS ...
Register for Bluemix 
@ 
www.ibm.biz/bluemixnet
Agenda 
– Welcome – Sandy Carter 
– Panel Session 
– Bluemix Overview and Demo 
– Hands-On Labs
women hold 
51% 
of positions in the 
workforce 
But only 
26% of the 
positions in IT
5 
3% 
1.3% 
have a female 
founder 
Venture-backed 
startups 
6.5% 
have a 
of tech companies woman CEO 
founded by women...
KEEP 
CALM 
THERE IS LOADS OF 
OPPORTUNITY 
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, ...
One-week day camp for middle school girls to: 
–enhance their interest in math and science 
–introduce girls to exciting ...
“Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History” 
9 
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich 
"Apr 7, 1916 Golden Flyer automobile NYC to San Fran"...
But Women Pioneers at IBM sure have! 
1 
1899 IBM hires first women 
1935 
Anne Van Vechten, credited for convincing Thoma...
3 Tips for Career Success 
• Be Visible 
• Communicate with IMPACT 
• Be Confident & Assertive
Be Visible 
 Seek out highly visible stretch and growth roles 
 Network 
 Mentors 
 Build your eminence 
 Help other ...
Communicate with IMPACT 
• 1 
Be Relevant 
• Be Interactive – Act and Listen 
• Tell a story 
• Leverage Social Media Tool...
Be Confident & Assertive 
• Speak up! You must present your ideas. 
• Be passionate about your ideas. 
• Help to build the...
IBM is a leader in the vibrant, strong and thriving NYC tech community 
! 
IBM continues support the growth of this commun...
Build your App on Bluemix! 
1
Key Takeaways 
• There are Opportunities out there 
• 3 Tips for Success 
– Be Visible 
– Communicate with Impact 
– Be Co...
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Bluemix Girls Night Out -- Introduction on Women in Tech

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Bluemix Girls Night Out -- Introduction on Women in Tech

  1. 1. 1 Bluemix Girls’ Night Out New York City Sandy Carter IBM GENERAL MANAGER, ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL BUSINESS EVANGELIST scarter@us.ibm.com @sandy_carter
  2. 2. Register for Bluemix @ www.ibm.biz/bluemixnet
  3. 3. Agenda – Welcome – Sandy Carter – Panel Session – Bluemix Overview and Demo – Hands-On Labs
  4. 4. women hold 51% of positions in the workforce But only 26% of the positions in IT
  5. 5. 5 3% 1.3% have a female founder Venture-backed startups 6.5% have a of tech companies woman CEO founded by women In the 80’S, 37%of computer science majors were women; in 2012, 57% of bachelor's degrees are earned by women, 12% of computer science degrees 18%
  6. 6. KEEP CALM THERE IS LOADS OF OPPORTUNITY 1.4M# OF US-BASED COMPUTER SPECIALIST JOB OPENINGS EXPECTED BY 2020
  7. 7. 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 7
  8. 8. One-week day camp for middle school girls to: –enhance their interest in math and science –introduce girls to exciting technical careers –provide girls with female role models –offer an environment that nurtures interest in engineering, technology, and computer science –match young women with e-mentors 8 © 2004 IBM Corporation
  9. 9. “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History” 9 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 - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apr_7,_1916_Golden_Flyer_automobile_NYC_to_San_Fran.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Apr_7,_1916_Golden_Flyer_automobile_NYC_to_San_Fran.jpg
  10. 10. But Women Pioneers at IBM sure have! 1 1899 IBM hires first women 1935 Anne Van Vechten, credited for convincing Thomas J. Watson Sr. to hire women for professional positions. 1943 Ruth Leach (Amonette) named vice president, IBM’s first female executive. 1956 Jeannette Kittredge Watson, appointed as the first female member of the Board of Directors. 1971 Patricia Harris becomes first black female on the Board of Directors. 1989 2007 2012 Virginia Rometty named IBM’s first female President & CEO 18 Female IBM Fellows since 1989 Fran Allen named the first female IBM Fellow Fran Allen named first female recipient of the A.M. Turing considered the “Nobel Prize” in Computing
  11. 11. 3 Tips for Career Success • Be Visible • Communicate with IMPACT • Be Confident & Assertive
  12. 12. Be Visible  Seek out highly visible stretch and growth roles  Network  Mentors  Build your eminence  Help other women with advancement
  13. 13. Communicate with IMPACT • 1 Be Relevant • Be Interactive – Act and Listen • Tell a story • Leverage Social Media Tools
  14. 14. Be Confident & Assertive • Speak up! You must present your ideas. • Be passionate about your ideas. • Help to build the agenda! 1
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Build your App on Bluemix! 1
  17. 17. Key Takeaways • There are Opportunities out there • 3 Tips for Success – Be Visible – Communicate with Impact – Be Confident • Check out Digital.NYC • Make History

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