Lydia Logan

Vice President, Global Education and Workforce Development, IBM


Lydia Logan is IBM Global Vice President for Education and Workforce Development and IBM Corporate Social Responsibility. Ms. Logan leads IBM’s community and university skilling initiatives that create more inclusive and effective schools and workforces. Her programs help fulfill IBM’s pledge to skill 30 million people worldwide by 2030, particularly those from historically under-resourced, under-served, and underrepresented communities 

For this role, she applies her decades of leadership and programmatic expertise in the realms of philanthropy, education, public policy, and economic development. These experiences inform Ms. Logan’s strategic development and execution of acclaimed global programs such as IBM SkillsBuild. 

Ms. Logan also develops and manages strategic global partnerships with IBM’s clients, non-profit organizations, government, and content and curriculum developers that relate to education and career readiness. IBM’s investments in education and skills are part of the company’s efforts to mobilize technology and employee talent to address some of society’s biggest challenges worldwide, including environmental sustainability.

Prior to IBM, Ms. Logan led the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative that provides technology and training to under-resourced public schools. She served as senior policy director at the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, where she drove education policy and philanthropic investments to improve the management, quality, and transparency of public schools. Ms. Logan also served as the VP of programs for the Kimsey Foundation, to improve educational outcomes at under-resourced public schools, and helped low-income families bridge the digital divide.

Ms. Logan holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.