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NCWIT Pacesetters IBM - Jessica Murillo
Jessica Murillo: My name is Jessica Murillo and I'm a Software Engineering Director
at IBM, in our systems and technology group.
IBM has a strong history of innovation. It's what our company was
founded on over 100 years ago, and remains one of our core values
today. We want to make sure that our women technical leaders have
the opportunity to develop, using both a framework of activities,
as well as a community to build that strong foundation of
innovation into their own careers.
We developed our Technical Women's Pipeline Program as a way to
grow and advance our women by pairing them with a long-term
technical role model, as well as an executive sponsor who'd work
together to guide, coach, and enable her to innovate. Each woman in
the program receives a custom career road map, one tailored just
for her. It includes focused activities like mentorship, as well as
We also have a personalized development plan for a promotion
package, so she understands the skills she needs to possess to
continue to progress her career.
At IBM, we use our differences to create innovations that matter.
Our diversity is both a strength and a competitive advantage. By
building the diverse teams, we're creating the best value for our
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I sat in the red chair in October 2011 to give progress on our efforts. We developed a career framework and networking community for our technical innovators that supports women's growth and advancement called Technical Women's Pipeline Program. This program assigns each participant a long-term tech role model and executive sponsor who provide coaching and mentoring. We create an annual actionable development plan and promotion package to ensure the woman continues to progress their career. We stimulate visibility and development through temporary assignments, job shadowing, and other experiential learning opportunities.