IBM Just Appointed the First African-American Woman to Command a US Navy Ship to its Board
March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019: IBM appointed Admiral Michelle J. Howard, the first African American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, to its board, the company announced recently. A former U.S. Navy officer, Howard was the first woman to become a 4-star admiral in addition to becoming the first African-American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, according to IBM’s announcement.
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said in a statement in the release, “Admiral Howard is a groundbreaking leader with a distinguished career in military service. Her leadership skills, international perspective and extensive experience with cybersecurity and information technology will make her a great addition to the IBM Board.”
Latest Newsview all
Abusive and Sexist Virginity Testing Abolished
June 2, 2022
Human Rights Watch reports that the Indonesian armed forces have finally ended the damaging practice of virginity testing on female recruits.
Gender violence in Pakistan: women fighting back
May 26, 2022
Hundreds if not thousands of women are murdered, kidnapped and assaulted each year in Pakistan. A 2018 survey estimated 1 in 3 women experienced domestic violence, but conviction rates are extremely low. It is being described by some in Pakistan as a ‘gender violence epidemic.’ Now Pakistani women are demanding action to address the vast scale of violence.