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11.14.13 – Praise for Webinar Presented by MAPC Alum Kim Stephens

Kim StephensThe MAPC Program’s 20th Anniversary Alumni Webinar series continued on November 13, 2013 with a presentation from Class of 1996 alum Kim Stephens. Kim’s webinar, “Succeed Like an Executive: Insights from an IBM Research Study” detailed her research of over 639 women executives from IBM from a recent study on how to have a successful career. Kim presented information and tips to participants on how to be visible, plan careers, and integrate work and life. As the Program Design Lead for IBM Diversity and Inclusion, Kim offered a unique perspective on taking charge of success.In her webinar, Kim not only gave pertinent advice to participants, she also illustrated her experiences through relatable anecdotes and examples.

As the Program Design Lead for IBM Diversity and Inclusion, Kim develops programs to help attract, retain and develop diverse talent. Kim is the communications lead for the recently conducted Advancing Women at IBM Research Study and is the co-author of the study paper, “Your Journey to Executive”. In her more than 15 years with IBM, Kim has worked as a developer, accessibility advocate, technical writer, senior editor and senior communications manager.

Kim spent several years in the IBM Accessibility Center and became a sought-after subject matter expert on Web accessibility. In this role, she spoke at conferences around the world on how to make Web pages accessible to people with disabilities.

Prior to Kim’s employment with IBM, she worked as Director of Fundraising for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and as a tester and technical writer for a small start-up company in Tampa, FL.

Kim graduated from Clemson’s Master of Arts in Communication (MAPC) program in 1996. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee.

To read more about Kim’s IBM Research study, “Your Journey to Executive”, click here.
To view a recorded version of Kim’s webinar, click here: Succeed Like an Executive: Insights from an IBM Research Study

The MAPC Program is excited about continuing to offer webinars as an informative and fun means of connecting alumni, students, and faculty. To view previous MAPC webinars, please click the links below.

Katie Benjamin: Life After MAPC: Corporate Communications and Working Abroad
Brian Verhoeven: Usability and UX Design
Rebecca Pope-Ruark: Using Agile to Encourage Collaboration

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