Hudson, Florence

Energy & Environment Executive
IBM Corporate Strategy

Florence Hudson is the IBM Energy & Environment Executive in IBM Corporate Strategy, responsible for strategies and execution plans for “green” solutions to benefit clients in their goals to improve their impact on energy & the environment worldwide. Ms. Hudson has held a variety of leadership positions in IBM, including Vice President of Marketing & Strategy for IBM System z mainframes globally. She was also an executive-on-loan and IBM Vice President of Strategic Planning to the Society of Women Engineers, where she developed and executed new programs to inspire more girls and women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics worldwide. She is an active member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and served as the first Special Director of the SWE Board of Directors. She was honored with the 2008 Society of Women Engineers Upward Mobility Award for her exemplary business and technical leadership, and for serving as an outstanding mentor and role model for women worldwide. She is an active proponent for IBM’s Women in Technology Initiative, encouraging young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.