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DEI Webinar to Highlight Women in the IT Industry

Victoria Schutz

February 6, 2024

Resumes and LinkedIn profiles can offer a snapshot of a person’s professional journey, but the true narrative lies within the diverse backgrounds and identities each person brings to the workforce. Despite walking parallel paths in the workplace, women in the IT industry often encounter different challenges and opportunities than their male counterparts. An upcoming webinar […]


DEI Panel Connects Mainframe’s Working Generations With One Another

Victoria Schutz

January 26, 2024

There are currently five different generations making up today’s workforce, and each of them brings unique backgrounds and perspectives. Though beneficial in a vacuum, generational differences can divide us in both the workplace and beyond. At the SHARE New Orleans conference in August 2023, Broadcom and the Making Our Strong Community Stronger initiative (MSCS) held […]


How to Attract Next-Gen Mainframe Talent

Ben Kopnick

November 14, 2023

On October 16, the Making Our Strong Community Stronger initiative (MSCS) hosted a webinar focused on how to make the mainframe space more accessible to people of all backgrounds. The webinar, “Closing the Knowledge Gap: How to Attract and Retain Next-Gen Mainframe Talent,” featured the following panelists: Moderator Derek Powe, senior vice president, zArchitecture computing […]


Closing the Mainframe Skills Gap With Diverse New Talent

Emma Pitzl

July 31, 2023

How Albany State University’s Dr. Robert Owor is advocating for mainframe education and diversity in the technology ecosystem


Diversity You Cannot See: A Special Event on Neurodiversity in the Mainframe Workplace


June 20, 2022

Did you know today an estimated 40% of people deal with autistic, attention deficit, anxiety, and/or dyslexic disorders? Combined, these mental differences account for the bulk of what sociologists refer to as “neurodiversity,” or natural variations in everyone’s brain, particularly those who have outlying characteristics, such as autism. In this special one-hour web event, 30-year […]


Gender Bias, Equal Pay and Harassment Still Pervasive for Women STEM Professionals

Laura DiDio

June 2, 2022

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are on the rise as part of a concerted effort to make historically male-dominated industries more egalitarian, accessible and welcoming to women. There’s no doubt women have made great strides. However, there is still much to be done to quash sexual harassment, achieve an unbiased work environment and level […]


From Educators to End Users: Leveraging Holistic Approaches and the Importance of Belonging Across the Tech Ecosystem


January 4, 2022

Join us for our first 2022 webinar of the Making Our Strong Community, Stronger collaborative initiative on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the mainframe industry. Register here. We’re mixing up the conversation by sharing the perspective of IBM Z educators and end users. In keeping with our previous discussions, we are continuing our bold, open and […]


‘When Your Employees Are Thriving, Your Business Is Thriving:’ Why DEI Strategies Should Be a Business Imperative

Brianna Boecker

December 7, 2021

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are all vital components of a safe and respectful working environment. For a company to move in a positive direction, there must be a focus on DEI to ensure that every employee is treated fairly and can trust that their unique perspective will be valued. An expert on this topic […]


Nicole Fagen on SHARE and Women in IT

Reg Harbeck

June 1, 2021

New: Subscribe to TechChannel podcasts on Apple. Reg Harbeck: Hi, this is Reg Harbeck and today I'm here with my colleague and friend Nicole Fagen, who is really deeply involved in the whole mainframe ecosystem including SHARE and including Women in IT. Well Nicole, tell us. How did you end on the mainframe, at SHARE and all […]


Building an LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace in the Tech Industry

Alyssa Story

March 4, 2021

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, is on a mission to ensure civil and equal rights for all LGBTQ people. The LGBTQ community is an integral part of American society, but bias, discrimination and bigotry can cause unsafe and unproductive work environment for […]