Doris Gonzalez

Doris B. González
Director of Corporate Citizenship
IBM Corporation

Doris B. González, Director of Corporate Citizenship in the Americas at IBM Corporation, leads citizenship initiatives that are improving education and healthcare, exploring ways to protect the environment, and spurring communities to greater economic development.

Before becoming Director of Corporate Citizenship, Doris served as manager of corporate citizenship in the eastern U.S. region; and senior program manager at IBM’s corporate citizenship.

Since 1996, she has managed major initiatives that align with IBM values and maximize the impact of a global enterprise. Among them are multi-million-dollar grants that use innovative technology to achieve outstanding results. Most recently, Doris co-led IBM’s initiative in creating an innovative grades 9-14 education model where graduates earn a free associate degree in technology fields. The school, Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), opened its doors in September 2011, and almost immediately caught the attention of national educators, business and civic leaders, and even President Obama – who recognized the school’s promise in his 2013 State of the Union address.

P-TECH has been the focus of hundreds of media articles, and has since been replicated in Chicago, New York City and New York State, where Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a sweeping state-wide roll out 16 schools modeled on P-TECH. Doris has led many other initiatives at IBM, including a program to promote literacy with web-based voice recognition software, and automatic translations to help Spanish-speaking parents better communicate with their children’s teachers. Another worldwide IBM program under her leadership focused on the creative use of technology to advance teaching and learning in early childhood education.

Before joining IBM, Doris had a 14-year career in New York City’s public sector as Deputy Executive Director for Public Affairs at the New York City Public Schools. She also worked as Director of Government and Community Relations at the New York City School Construction Authority and as Assistant Press Secretary at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Doris is on the board of Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full potential through reading and writing, so that they can succeed in school and at work and contribute to their communities (1993-present); and is on the board of ASPIRA of New York, a nonprofit organization committed to fostering the social advancement of the Latino community by supporting youth in pursuing education excellence through leadership development activities and programs (2014-present). She was advisory board member for the United Way of New York City Communications Committee (2002-2007). In 2013 she was selected as one of five Latina corporate executives by LatinaStyle Magazine; in 2003 she was honored as ASPIRA of New York’s Circle of Achievers; and in 2001 she received the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Community Service Award.

A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, she is proud to be a product of the New York City public schools. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Baruch College, City University of New York. She lives in the Bronx, NY, with her six-year-old daughter, Milena.