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Virginia Rometty

Golf's Green Dinos

Martha Burk | Posted 06.05.2015 | Sports
Martha Burk

For it's first 80 years, females (including Rometty who showed up in pink) were denied the green jacket but allowed on the grounds during the tourney to "entertain clients." That sent a powerful message about women's true place -- not only in the business hierarchy, but society in general.

Why Trendspotting Still Matters: The Power of Looking Forward

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Marian Salzman

One could see it as archaic. Maybe we no longer need trendspotters, when everything is changing all the time, and when everything else -- branding, marketing, behavior and lifestyle -- can adapt in real time. Trendspotting can be frustrating.

No Dogs or Women Allowed

Martha Burk | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Martha Burk

Barreling headlong into the 20th Century, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, votes September 18 on whether to admit women. It's the same day Scots go to the polls to vote on whether to secede from Britain.

Seeking Advocates, Not Members

Gail Becker | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Gail Becker

This week marks an important occasion in golf, sports and, quite frankly, the campaign for equality. For the first time, female members of the Augusta National Golf Club will be present at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA.

Do We Ask Too Much of Women Who Make It to the Top?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

When women make it to the top, as Rometty and Mayer have, how much should we expect of them? How much do they owe us?

Help Me Nominate Five Glamour Women of the Year

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Arianna Huffington

As an advisory board member of Glamour Women of the Year, I have the privilege of nominating five inspiring women -- or groups of women -- who have made an impact in 2012. And I'd love to hear your suggestions.

Don't Underestimate the Quiet Ones

Anne Mosle | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women
Anne Mosle

A woman in a very prominent -- and historically very male -- job forced a national conversation about respect and equality. And she did it without ever saying a word.

Reflecting on Augusta

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 06.11.2012 | Sports
Ilene H. Lang

So let's move past the "institution" and ask the members of Augusta to take an honest look in the mirror and ask themselves whether discrimination against women truly reflects their values.

The Green Jacket Has A Stain

Scott Blakeman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Sports
Scott Blakeman

Although the CEO of IBM is traditionally offered membership, Virginia Rometty discovered the grass ceiling at Augusta National is harder to crack than the glass ceiling of corporate America.

Women & Augusta: The Long Drive From the First Tee to the Green Jacket

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports
Kay Koplovitz

It's been a long drive since I first teed up women at Augusta. It's time for Ginny and others to don the coveted Green Jacket.

Memo to My Friends: It's Time for Change at Those Exclusionary Clubs

Jeff Greene | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports
Jeff Greene

As sure as the azaleas bloom, the Masters golf tournament reminds us that Augusta National Golf Club still discriminates against women. As members squirm, some of us who frequent the world's poshest private enclaves are delighted to see the prejudice practiced at Augusta drawing attention anew.

What the Masters Flap Can Teach Us About Politics

Matthew Dowd | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Don't we want to know how Romney or Obama is going to create a better environment where women can have the choice -- to stay at home and raise a family or go to work full-time and not be judged on whether they are a good mom, or be given more flex time to do both?

Big Blue's Big Bind

Martha Burk | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
Martha Burk

Virginia Rometty is IBM's new chief as of January -- and one tradition (Augusta's boys-only policy) runs smack dab into another (giving IBM's CEO a membership along with the coveted ugly green jacket).

Help Wanted at the Top, Collaborative Skills Needed; Women May Apply

Judith Samuelson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

America got some good news last week. Virginia M. Rometty was tapped as the next CEO of IBM. Rometty will be part of a very short, but expanding list of Fortune 500 CEOs who are women.

Women CEOs: Bold Enough to Be a Woman?

Birute Regine | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Birute Regine

Will women transform the meaning of power by distributing power rather than holding onto it, by engaging people rather than dictating to them, and by seeking to bring the best out in people rather than focusing on themselves as center stage heroes?