iLead ft Ginni Rometty, Former Chairman, President and CEO, IBM and Author of Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work and World

by Office of External Relations

Community Leadership Students SWIM Women

Thu, Apr 20, 2023

12 PM – 12:45 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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The MIT Sloan Office of the Dean, MIT Sloan Office of External Relations, and MIT School of Engineering are pleased to invite you to join us on Thursday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. in Wong Auditorium as we welcome Ginni Rometty, Former Chairman, President and CEO, IBM and Author of Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work and World, for the iLead Speaker Series.

Ginni Rometty was the ninth Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. Under her leadership, the 100-year-old company reinvented 50 percent 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 over 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 has been 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 without four-year degrees by 2030 into family-sustaining jobs and careers.

She is also the author of the upcoming 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."

As the premier speaker series at MIT Sloan, iLead provides significant educational enrichment and is a natural complement to the school's curriculum. It is a privilege to have Mrs. Rometty join us for this event, and we invite you to learn more about her leadership journey at this upcoming fireside chat.

This event is currently sold out. There is not a waitlist but we recommend if you are interested in attending that you arrive to the event early and if there are seats available at 12:00 p.m, we will open the doors to walk-ins.
Dress Business Casual
Food Provided (Boxed lunch will be provided for those who register. )

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