Virginia Rometty

Updated: 04/30/2020 by Computer Hope
Virginia Rometty

Name: Virginia "Ginny" Rometty

Born: July 29, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Chairman and CEO of IBM (2014).
  • American business executive and the first woman to head IBM.
  • Known for readying Watson, the Jeopardy! playing computer, for commercial use.

Honors and awards

  • Listed as Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business (eight consecutive years).
  • Ranked tenth "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" of Forbes magazine (2014).
  • Included in the Time 100 (2012).
  • 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets magazine (2012).


"I've made lots of mistakes. Probably the worst one - I would say they tie. It's either when I didn't move fast enough on something, or I didn't take a big enough risk."