Ginni Rometty Success Story
Ginni Rometty is the first woman to head IBM, a laudable achievement indeed! Her name featured in Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" for 10 consecutive years; and in the number one position for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Ginni Rometty With Tim Cook
She was also mentioned in the Forbes magazine's "World's 100 Most Powerful People" list in 2014. Currently, Rometty holds the position of Chairman, President and CEO of IBM.
Born in Chicago on July 29, 1957, Rometty won a scholarship to the Northwestern University in Illinois in 1975. She has done her graduation from Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
Rometty started her career with General Motors Institute. She then joined IBM in 1981, as Systems Engineer, and later in 1991, moved to the Consulting Group of IBM. A committed and sincere professional, Rometty was promoted to the position of senior Vice President and Group Executive for Sales, Marketing and Strategy in 2009.
Her career saw a further uphill swing, when IBM selected her as the next CEO on October 25, 2011. Her stars shown once again when in September next year, Rometty was also made the Chairman. On October 1, 2012, Rometty finally assumed her multi-faceted role of Chairman, President and CEO of IBM.
Rometty played a key role in the purchase of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting firm by IBM, and then later in formulating its growth strategy, and setting it into motion.
Rometty met Mark Anthony, when she was 19 years old while doing a college internship. Three years later, they were married.
An illustrious career would be just the apt way to describe Rometty’s professional life. She has earned her success and the recognition that comes with being successful. Rometty has served on the Board of Directors of American International Group from 2006 to 2009.
The year 2014 was quite a happening year for Rometty, as she got featured in the PBS documentary The Boomer List, and became the third female member of the Augusta National Golf Club. She also received an honorary doctoral degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the same year, and one in 2015 from the Northwestern University.