NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO, IBM
Raising golf’s female profile: The few women in this list reflects badly on how golf is run. But Rometty plays a key role both as a major sponsor and in helping raise the issue of women members at Augusta National.
Big blue: Rometty leads the world’s largest technology services company, IBM, which has been a sponsor of the Masters since 2002.
Join the club: In 2014 Rometty joined former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and banker Darla Moore as a member at Augusta National. Rometty’s role at
IBM shone a light on Augusta’s restrictive membership policies, since the club had invited previous CEOs to become members.