Women’s roles in workplaces have shifted tremendously over time. IBM has often been at the forefront of these changes.
For example, in 1935, three decades before the US Equal Pay Act, IBM recruited its first professional women. In 1943 Ruth Leach, a vice president, became IBM’s first female executive. Just years later, in 1956, IBM appointed Jeanette Kittredge Watson as the first female member of the board of directors.
The importance of women in the workforce is constantly growing. For the past few years, the IBM Information On Demand conference has hosted a Women in Technology panel, allowing for an informal discussion to hear from women professionals at various points on their career paths. Each year this session has grown, with more and more attendees ranging for IBMers to customers to partners. All are always invited!
This year’s Women in Technology panel, “Taking Charge of Your Career,” is on Wednesday, October 24th and will be followed by a reception allowing for networking and continued discussion. The panel will take place from 5-6pm in Mandalay Bay Palm A followed by the reception from 6-7 pm in the Palm Foyer. The panel will include 4 unique perspectives and will be hosted by IBM’s Alyse Passarelli. Alyse is Vice President of Sales for IBM’s Information Management division, managing a multi-billion dollar business and over 2500 sales professionals across the world.
Make sure to join Alyse and the other panelists to gain some great insight on women in the workforce. This is a great opportunity for sharing ideas and networking! Be sure to check out more details on the Information On Demand SmartSite to add the two events (4228A and 4229A) to your agenda!
Keep an eye out for more information on panelists and sneak peeks of the session!