|Photo of Virginia Rometty courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.|
In reviewing 2011, it’s apparent that sexism and misogyny are still very much with us as recently pointed out by Name it Change It.
(Name It. Change It. is a collaborative campaign between She Should Run, Women's Media Center, and Political Parity, Name It. Change It. works to end sexist and misogynistic coverage of women candidates by all members of the press).
On a hopeful note, this New Year’s morning I happened to come across an article in the NY Times published last October that announces the appointment of Virginia Rometty as the new chief executive of IBM. According to the article:
The selection of Ms. Rometty for the top job at I.B.M. will make her one of the most prominent women executives in corporate America, joining a small group of chiefs that includes Ursula Burns of Xerox, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, Ellen J. Kullman of DuPont and Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard. Gender, according to Mr. Palmisano, did not figure into Ms. Rometty’s selection.