OECD Forum Series 2021: Empowering Workers, Delivering a Jobs-rich Recovery


Justina Nixon


Vice-President and Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility


Justina’s first job upon graduating with a mechanical engineering degree from University of Buffalo was with the US Department of Energy working at a nuclear facility. Her career journey has placed her in a number of leadership roles in network engineering, marketing, programme management and social responsibility. As IBM’s newest head of global Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, Justina is focused on education and skills, volunteerism, responsible stewardship, and leading the company’s communications on Good Tech. For skills and education, her responsibilities include managing the investments in IBM's programmes such as P-TECH, and IBM’s new digital platforms, Open P-TECH and SkillsBuild that meets the educational needs of high school students and adults in this new digital era. In volunteerism, she oversees impactful initiatives such as Service Corps. Justina believes technology can solve some of society’s greatest challenges from education, health, climate and more if implemented properly with care, caution, and trust. She is also passionate about creating economic opportunities in STEM fields for Black and Brown students in underserved communities. In her previous role as director of CSR at Verizon, Justina created and led programmes to make education more inclusive. She brokered partnerships with community organisations to help bring innovative resources and experiences to under-resourced students in hundreds of schools across the US. Justina was also Verizon's liaison to President Obama's White House Office of Science and Technology, US Department of the Interior and US Department of Education. Justina, who is an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow, earned her Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.