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Past Event

IBM’s Ginni Rometty: Using Good Power to Reinvent Careers, Companies, and Communities

Ginni Rometty spent nearly 40 years at IBM and was the first woman to become the company's CEO before retiring in 2020. Under her leadership the iconic company reinvented 50 percent of its portfolio, built a $25 billion hybrid cloud business, and expanded in AI and quantum computing.

Rometty reveals the personal hurdles, high-stake decisions, and groundbreaking milestones that defined her life and shaped her leadership philosophy. Over the years Rometty learned how leadership and big ideas can drive meaningful change in the world—a concept she calls “good power.”

Join us in-person or online as she reflects on how “good power” evolved from her days as a manager to becoming IBM’s CEO and the lasting principles in both her work and life.


This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Bernard Osher Foundation

Photo courtesy the speaker.

March 14, 2023

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Ginni Rometty

Former Chairman and CEO, IBM; Author, Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World; Twitter @GinniRometty

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In Conversation with Laura Sydell

Journalist; Writer; Podcaster