Justina Nixon-Saintil

...A Celebration of Excellence and Service!

Trailblazer Award

Justina Nixon-Saintil drives strategic, socially responsible programmatic investments that enable IBM’s technology and talent to address some of society’s biggest challenges worldwide. The CSR programs Justina manages enable IBM and its employees to transform their altruism into reality. Some of these resources, such as IBM Service Corps, rely on skilled employee volunteerism to foster community success and wellbeing; they demonstrate the power of technology when combined with humanity. Other initiatives she leads, such as P-TECH and SkillsBuild, use multi-sector partnerships to help create innovative schools and a more inclusive workforce.

Justina also leads corporate practices that underpin the company’s tradition of uncompromising ethics and transparency in its operations and environmental footprint. As IBM’s Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) focal point, Justina communicates these ideals by spearheading the company’s annual Corporate Responsibility report, as well as articulating the company’s “Good Tech” narrative to stakeholders, including investors.
Previously, as director of CSR at Verizon, Justina created and led programs to make education more inclusive. She brokered partnerships with premier non-profit organizations to help bring innovative resources and experiences to under-resourced students in hundreds of schools and created education solutions that leveraged Verizon’s 5G technology. Justina was also Verizon’s liaison to President Obama’s White House Office of Science and Technology, U.S. Departments of the Interior and US Department of Education in support of the president’s ConnectED initiative. Earlier in her career, she was an Engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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 and her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.