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The e-LGBT Leadership Opportunity


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This is my perspective on the leadership opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender IBMers, which was informed by my role from 2008-mid-2013: helping leaders advance their learning and careers by using social media. It includes screenshots of a number of internal-only URLs and is my own presentation, and doesn’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.

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The e-LGBT Leadership Opportunity

  1. 1. The e-LGBT Leadership Opportunity Sarah Siegel © 2013 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. How to get started with building your reputation as a thought leader online: © 2013 IBM Corporation
  3. 3. Linkedin Groups can provide visibility to show what you know. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  4. 4. Twitter is another premier way to demonstrate thought leadership. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  5. 5. So far, Google+ seems to appeal most of all to tech geeks. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  6. 6. All IBMers can show what we know via the behind-the-firewall ILX: © 2013 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. And if you are a people manager, you can opt to join: © 2013 IBM Corporation
  8. 8. and IBM technical leaders can opt in here: © 2013 IBM Corporation
  9. 9. All IBMers are global IBMers these days, so another good opt-in choice © 2013 IBM Corporation
  10. 10. Certainly, it makes good sense to be a member of this community: © 2013 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. 2000s Global Enterprise IBM has gone global and so have LGBT IBMers & Friends Up to 1990s Multinational International © 2013 IBM Corporation
  12. 12. Friends & Family of LGBT IBMers have ventured into 3D Internet. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  13. 13. Facebook is a popular way to demonstrate our humanity © 2013 IBM Corporation
  14. 14. and to align with the IBM brand. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  15. 15. Like Facebook, YouTube helps us demonstrate our humanity. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  16. 16. Vlogs can provide personal education about our community. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  17. 17. Audio podcasts enable additional channels for LGBT visibility. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  18. 18. What more can we do to advance global LGBT equality? © 2013 IBM Corporation
  19. 19. The e-LGBT leadership Opportunity: Next steps 1. [Further] build your reputation as a thought leader online, e.g., via: Linkedin Groups Twitter Google+ Facebook Connections Communities 2. [Continue to] enable innovation that matters for our company and the world, e.g., advance global LGBT equality through essential social tools, including: YouTube Podcasts Vlogs Informal Learning Exchange (ILX) e.g., link from Radio Eyrie podcasts to the ILX . © 2013 IBM Corporation