Be Equal Ambassador

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The Be Equal Ambassador Badge is earned by IBMers who have demonstrated a level of volunteer effort and advocacy representation which support IBM's diversity, inclusion, talent and business priorities. Each earner's completed criteria are assessed and approved by the earner's manager. Engagement with and advocacy for the mission requires a deeper commitment than awareness alone. Ambassadors actively advocate through actions and activities to create a supportive, inclusive culture.

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Be Equal Ambassador

What is needed to earn this credential or badge

Member

Be an employee of IBM or IBM contractor.

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Education Experience

Complete the following required activities:

Education Experience

•  Complete the Be Equal Foundations learning plan.

Education Experience

•  Visit the Diversity & Inclusion gateway website and read the Understand webpage.

Education Experience

•  Visit the Be Equal Allies portal website and read the homepage.

Education Experience

•  Join at least one Business Resource Group (BRG). Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are volunteer employee-led groups whose members share a common interest in diversity and inclusion. The groups align their programs and initiatives to support IBM's Diversity & Inclusion strategy and business priorities.

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Project

Within a 12-month period, you must choose to complete AT LEAST TWO of these speaking activities:

Project

•  Use the Emb(race) Conversation Guide with a group of colleagues to discuss race and racism.

Project

•  Hold a knowledge sharing session with the team you lead or participate on. During that session, describe insights gained from the learning and how you applied the learning to become an active Be Equal Ambassador.

Project

•  Speak at an internal event about issues around any of the topics covered in the learning plan - the event can take place offline or online.

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•  Participate in a BRG event - face-to-face or virtual.

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•  Meet with an IBM group or team to discuss issues of inclusion - in person or in a virtual session.

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Course

Within a 12-month period, you must choose to complete AT LEAST TWO of these digital activities:

Course

•  Visit the Be Equal Allies portal and choose an action to take.

Course

•  Visit the Take a Step page and choose an action to take.

Course

•  Publish an internal blog post at IBM about what diversity and inclusion is like on your team or in your business unit.

Course

•  Include a diversity and inclusion goal in your Checkpoint.

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•  Give Checkpoint feedback to 3 individuals who you see demonstrating that they value diversity and inclusion.

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Volunteer

In addition to the above activities, managers are highly encouraged to complete the following:

Volunteer

•  Include a diversity and inclusion goal in your Checkpoint reflective of fostering a consciously inclusive team environment.

Volunteer

•  Discuss diversity and inclusion as a value at IBM during a team meeting or in 1x1 meetings and encourage them to include a diversity and inclusion item in their Checkpoint.

Volunteer

•  Host a diversity and inclusion info session for your team, business unit or site - can be a virtual event or face-to-face.

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