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Luba

I would like to start a conversation around those who inspire us. After listening to my story, please join me in saying "thank you," to your inspirational source by commenting on our discussion.

IBM Fellow

One or few individuals can make a critical impact in our career. These inspiring people can drive us to learn and grow, while encouraging us to take that extra step we need or fearlessly tackle challenges we face in our career.

I personally invite you to listen to my story and my journey to becoming an IBM Fellow here: http://bit.ly/IBMPodcast, where I share with you how my father's passion for math and invention ignited my love for technology and computing.

I look forward to hearing your story!

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  • Laura Irina R.

    Laura Irina

    Laura Irina R.

    Advisory Software Engineer at IBM Research - Australia

    Dear Luba,

    Thank you very much for your talk in the podcast, it was really inspirational!

    I would like to say "thank you" to my father, too, who was and still is passionate about maths and spatial geometry and everything which requires logic! He was an engineer (now retired) and inspired me to choose a technical career.

    Laura

  • Ellen G.

    Ellen

    Ellen G.

    Program Executive, IBM Technical Advocate Program and Academy of Technology Events

    What a wonderful life you have lived and continue to do so! Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

  • Carrie G.

    Carrie

    Carrie G.

    Performance Management Competitive & Demonstration Strategist at IBM, Software Group

    Thank you for sharing your story!

  • Kelly M.

    Kelly

    Kelly M.

    Senior Engineer- Cybersecurity at IBM Corporate HQ

    Thanks Luba for sharing your story and being a strong supporter of technical development within IBM

  • Julie S.

    Julie

    Julie S.

    IBM Distinguished Engineer, Technology Adoption Strategy

    Luba, I also credit my parents as my early role models. Both were biologists by training but more than the fact that there were scientists was the love of learning and the importance of education. Dad also taught by example that staying the course (like the tortoise in the parable) will get you to your goal if you only remember your goal! He was a B-17 pilot, a PoW, worked on the Mercury project, and retired from the Air Force as a colonel. I was never sure whether to introduce him as "Dr" or "Col", but he always just introduced himself as "Claude". That was the humility and the belief that we do so much more through actions than through names and titles. Having thought about this and seeing other places where people list their parents as their models, it points out just how very very important it is to be involved in children's lives and be the role models for the next generations coming along.

  • Ellen G.

    Ellen

    Ellen G.

    Program Executive, IBM Technical Advocate Program and Academy of Technology Events

    Julie - you make your parents proud. You're a great role model, and inspiration to me and others. Thank you.

  • Luba C.

    Luba

    Luba C.

    IBM Fellow

    Julie, this is a very nice "thank you" for your parents.

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