Following IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s letter to the US President elect Donald Trump, one of her employee, Elizabeth Wood, a senior content strategist at the company, resigned, publishing online a letter of her own to the CEO, explaining the reason for her resignation.
The IBM employee published “An Open Letter to My Boss, IBM CEO Ms. Ginni Rometty”, where, explaining the reason behind her decision, she said, “Your letter offered the backing of IBM’s global workforce in support of his (Donald Trump) agenda that preys on marginalized people and threatens my well-being as a woman, a Latina and a concerned citizen.”
The IBM CEO, in her letter, lauded the new President elect, saying that she is certain on the fact that Trump is committed towards the economic growth of America and had also offered ways to work together ‘to achieve prosperity’.
Elizabeth Wood, in her letter, expressed discontent as the CEO’s letter to the US President-elect didn’t mention issues like undocumented immigration and Trump’s proposal on the ban on Muslim migrants in the United States. “When the president-elect follows through on his repeated threats to create a public database of Muslims, what will IBM do? Your letter neglects to mention,” she wrote.
However, in an email with the letter while sharing it with her employees, the IBM CEO mentioned that the company supports tolerance and diversity. Following the US presidential elections and the divisive poll campaigns by the presidential nominee, global business leaders’ comments had been under critical observation by customers and employees.