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Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty was the ninth Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM. Under her leadership, the 100-year-old company reinvented 50 percent of its portfolio and built a $25 billion hybrid cloud business. Rometty also drove record results in diversity and inclusion. She has been named Fortune’s #1 Most Powerful Woman three years in a row. Today Rometty serves on multiple boards and co-chairs OneTen, a coalition committed to upskilling, hiring, and promoting one million Black Americans by 2030 into family-sustaining jobs and careers. She is the author of Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World.

“With AI, you have to think about the up and the downside. Trust is built by the drop, withdrawn in buckets.”

Ginni Rometty
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Ginni Rometty, guest
March 2, 2023

Hard challenges demand that we embrace tension. Former CEO of IBM Ginni Rometty argues that, right now, business has a responsibility to deploy what her new book calls Good Power — from putting skills first in hiring, as a way to close systemic opportunity gaps, to thoughtfully erecting guardrails around new technology. As an early pioneer in the AI space with IBM’s Watson, Ginni acknowledges the risk that disruptive technology can have on society. She offers her insider perspective on balancing what she calls “the teeter-totter” of marketplace demands with positive long-term impact.