Ginni Rometty

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NEW PRES­I­DENT AND CEO, IBM

Na­tion­al­ity: Amer­i­can

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.

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