Marilyn Johnson comes to the International Women’s Forum with professional experience in education, broadcasting and corporate marketing, development and sales. In her early career, she was an elementary school educator and a television personality, reporting news and weather. Prior to joining the IWF as CEO,Ms. Johnson retired as the IBM Vice President of Market Development based in Armonk, New York. In this capacity, she led an organization responsible for developing IBM’s strategy for (and marketing to) businesses owned or operated by Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Women in the Americas. In 2005 she expanded her mission to include women-owned and women-led businesses in selected markets around the globe, expanding IBM market share significantly. She has held executive positions in …
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My conclusion is that Women are the “engine of inclusion” and Men are the “fuel”. The chalice and the blade coexist. More later……much more !
How can we measure INCLUSION? Four easy steps… 1) Learn the importance of diverse perspectives 2) Hear innovative ideas and best practices 3) Make meaningful connections globally 4) Be inspired by a broad range of colleagues
Former Texas Governor Ann Richards (deceased) She was a true force in politics, leadership and sisterhood. I had the privilege to present with Former Texas Governor Ann Richards. This honor I will never forget. She taught me on that day to speak as though it’s your last “opportunity to influence change “. She is dearly missed in these United States.