19 minutes | Dec 7, 2022

Embracing the Challenge: Women and the IBM zSystems Platform

When UNICOM’s Michelle Harris started her career in the IBM zSystems world 30 years ago, women were a rarity.  Today there are boundless opportunities for women on the zSystems platform, but nurturing them requires dedicated attention.  Programs like IBM Z Xplore and innovations like Zowe are making zSystems more accessible and more attractive.  From recruiting talent, to developing skills, to navigating job roles, Michelle shares practical guidance for organizations looking to improve diversity -- encouraging women to embrace the challenge and forge their own path in the zSystems domain. 


We hope you enjoyed this z/Action! podcast.  

  • For more about UNICOM, visit them on the web, and also visit Macro 4.
  • For more on COBOL’s birth, read about Grace Hopper.
  • For more on the origins of computer programming, read about Ada Lovelace.
  • Learn how the Stemettes inspire young women in IT. 

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