In this episode:
- Family background within education
- Her vision of effective philanthropy and social-impact work from the corporate side
- Skilling 30M jobs by 2030
- IBM’s apprenticeship program being recognized by the department of labor
- Skills-build Now – program
- Favorite professional failure
Lydia Logan is the Vice President for Education and Workforce Development, CSR. She is responsible for leading the strategy, development, and end-to-end execution of IBM’s global education and workforce development initiatives which include P-TECH, IBM SkillsBuild and STEM for Girls. Her portfolio also includes the development of new and innovative education initiatives and strategic global partnerships with IBM’s clients, non-profit organizations, governments, and content and curriculum developers. She is an education expert with over 25 years of experience in education, non-profit organization management, policy, and philanthropy.
Prior to joining IBM, she led the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative. A national digital inclusion initiative providing technology, access and training in over 500 under-resourced public schools. Lydia also served as the vice president of programs for the Kimsey Foundation, where her grant portfolio focused on improving educational outcomes for students in under-resourced public schools, and closing the digital divide for low-income families. Lydia holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.