Meet Ginni Rometty, IBM's New CEO

Virginia Rometty is elected IBM's new president and CEO. As IBM's first female CEO, Rometty joins the list of a small but growing number of women leaders of Fortune 500 companies, including Xerox's Ursula Burns and Hewlett-Packard's Meg Whitman.

At the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit earlier this month, Rometty spoke of the importance of taking risks in one's career. In these excerpts from the summit, we see a bit of her personality and what drives her.

Discussion Starters:

  • What is Rometty's delivery style for this presentation (impromptu, extemporaneous, scripted, or memorized)? Is this style effective for the situation?
  • What effective delivery techniques does Rometty demonstrate in these short excerpts?
  • What parts of her presentation do you consider most memorable?