IBM Government & Regulatory Affairs Executive
PJ Edington is a senior Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive for IBM and a life-long advocate for human and women’s rights. For 14 years, she has worked to advance accessible ICT globally and has corporate responsibility for IBM’s worldwide accessibility and standards strategy. Working closely with the IBM Ability organization, her professional goal has been to make accessible technology a priority for businesses. PJ was awarded IBM’s Governmental Programs top Achievement Award for her work.
PJ began her career in Washington as Senior Associate at the Center for Women Policy Studies, where she helped change police practice and laws on domestic violence and child sexual assault. She managed several political coalition efforts for Fortune 500 companies to provide advocacy at the federal and state level, managed a national policy campaign on women’s legal rights, and raised money for women to enter the political dialogue and run for office at the state and federal level. Prior to joining IBM, she was the Executive Director of a trade association representing the technology industry on health and safety issues.
“More than ever, now is the time to strengthen our efforts on inclusion and to be present; present in all innovations, present in all technology and present in all policy decisions that will create an open and equitable world for people with disabilities.”