The Big Think+ Book Club is excited to welcome Ginni Rometty, the former Chairman, President and CEO of IBM. Named Fortune’s #1 Most Powerful Woman three years in a row, Ginni is a leader, innovator, and convener who believes that how we work and lead is as important as what we achieve. During her tenure leading IBM, Ginni transformed the 100-year-old company, reinventing 50 percent of its portfolio, building a $25 billion hybrid cloud business, and establishing IBM’s leadership in AI and quantum computing.
She is the author of the book Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World , a moving combination of memoir, leadership lessons, and big ideas. The book shares milestones from her life and career while redefining power as a way to drive meaningful change in positive ways for ourselves, our organizations, and for the many, not just the few—a concept she calls “good power.”
During this 30-minute session, Ginni will share lessons in leadership focused on:
- Building belief and inspiring your team
- Inspiring the notion of lifelong learning
- The power of design thinking
- How technology can transform leadership
Ginni Rometty was the ninth chairman, president, and CEO of IBM. Under her leadership, the 100-year-old company reinvented 50% of its portfolio, built a $25 billion hybrid cloud business, and established leadership in AI and quantum computing. Rometty also drove record results in diversity and inclusion and supported the explosive growth of an innovative high school program to prepare the workforce of the future in more than twenty-eight countries. Through her work with the Business Roundtable, Rometty helped redefine the purpose of the corporation. She has been named Fortune’s #1 Most Powerful Woman three years in a row, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and was honored with the designation of Officier in the French Légion d’Honneur. Today Rometty serves on multiple boards and cochairs OneTen, a coalition committed to upskilling, hiring, and promoting one million Black Americans by 2030 into family-sustaining jobs and careers.