Women's History Month: Mary O'Malley-Trumble
Mary O'Malley Trumble has worked at IBM since 1983, starting as a temp and working her way up to her current position as Senior Locations Executive. O'Malley-Trumble worked at IBM through her time in college, going on to earn her MBA.
She says IBM has been a great organization to work for, especially with its corporate culture.
"I think women have great opportunities that maybe, you know 20 years ago, 30 years ago, other corporations might not have had those same positions. "
Part of O'Malley-Trumble's job is employee engagement within the community which is something she says is important. She currently serves as board chair for the Southern Tier American Red Cross and as President of the board of the Binghamton Philharmonic. She's also supported various STEM and arts organizations in the area.
"For me, it's really that you get to have that leadership role as a woman. You get to see and use that experience and you hope that you touch others that are up and coming even younger. It's exciting to be a leader in that respect and be able to say, Yeah, you've got the right foundation."
As for the advice O'Malley-Trumble would give?
"I volunteer. But I wasn't on boards. I didn't get to experience that leadership, put together strategic plans because I never really found the time. So I would recommend highly making a little time to do that. Give back."