Capitals Aim For Military Feel For '15 Winter Classic Ellison's Move Unlikely To Hurt BNP Paribas Open Vegas PGA Tour Event Adding "Dayclub" Winter X Games Looks To Add Concerts, Alcohol Game Changers: Johnson Reflects On Title IX Game Changers: Nets' Pavlova Hopes For Jersey Ads Game Changers: Mentoring The Next Leaders Game Changers: Colleges Challenged To Shape People Game Changers: Female Execs Talk Domestic Violence '16 Swim Trials To Overlap CWS In Omaha
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/March 29, 2012/Events and Attractions
Augusta National Faces Membership Decision For New Female IBM CEO Ginni Rometty
Published March 29, 2012
WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS?
CLICK ON ONE OF THESE BUTTONS
GENDER ROLES: YAHOO SPORTS' Dan Wetzel cited club documents and various online databases as indicating that former IBM CEOs John Akers, Louis Gerstner Jr. and Palmisano are "all current members." Their predecessor, John Opel, was a member "until he died last November." Four previous CEOs, "all deceased, were also reportedly members." Wetzel wrote Augusta "probably never saw this one coming." This is Augusta National Chair Billy Payne’s "big moment." And it is "a simple one." By long-established Augusta National standards, Rometty has "earned an invitation for membership." Payne should "quietly offer it." If Rometty "accepts, then they should bring her in with little fanfare" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 3/28). USA TODAY'S Christine Brennan writes Payne is in "quite a bind." Brennan asks, "Does he really want that discrimination to continue against the CEO of IBM?" (USA TODAY, 3/29).