After 30 years with the company, Ginni Rometty was named IBM’s first female CEO in 2011. Currently serving as CEO, president and chairman, her rise to the top included various leadership positions and many significant accomplishments, including spearheading IBM’s 2002 acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.
At IBM’s 2017 annual meeting, shareholders voted to raise Rometty’s salary more than 60 percent to $33 million, reported CNBC. Rometty met her husband while interning at GM in college and married him three years later, according to the Financial Times. She serves on several boards, including the Council on Foreign Relations.