Sunday, January 1, 2012

Women executives in corporate America

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.


  1. It's wonderful to hear about another female CEO. As we know,women often face obstacles solely because of the gender bias that permeates the male dominated work place.

    I hope all women in leadership positions throughout this country and the world will recognize that they owe a debt of gratitude to the women who helped paved the way and opened doors of possibility for women today. There are many great women from the past and present. Two greats come to mind: From the past - Elizabeth Cady Stanton who fought for women's rights, including the right to vote. From the present - Hillary Clinton who declared that "Women's rights are human rights", and who continues to work tirelessly to support and help women of all races, religions, and ethnic backgrounds.

    Power to the Women!

  2. Hi Freespirit,

    Thank you for your insightful and encouraging comment!