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A compelling, bestselling memoir from the former CEO of IBM that will inspire you to reach higher—for yourself and others.

With candor and depth, Ginni Rometty shares experiences that defined her life and work, while redefining power as a way to drive meaningful change in positive ways—a concept she calls good power.

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About Good Power

Ginni Rometty led one of the world’s most iconic companies, and in her debut bestseller, Good Power, she recounts her groundbreaking path from a challenging childhood to becoming the CEO of IBM and one of the world’s most influential leaders.

Rometty’s memoir with purpose combines stories with actionable advice to highlight lessons for how we can all advance our careers, inspire our teams, improve our companies, and create healthier societies.

With heart, humility, and conviction, Good Power offers an inspiring, compelling guide to create meaningful change in our lives.

Praise For Good Power

  • "Ginni Rometty’s Good Power is part inspiring memoir, part practical guide for driving social change. In this compelling book, she shows readers not only how to chart a new course but also how to work with others and make the journey together."

    Melinda French Gates New York Times bestselling author of The Moment of Lift
  • "Rometty’s practical wisdom is refreshingly honest and inspiring. Her book will change your definition of power, your relationship to it, and the path you take to earn and deploy it."

    Mary Barra Chair and CEO of General Motors
  • "Ginni Rometty championed stakeholder capitalism, ethical tech, and inclusion years before they were movements. What will you champion? This book will inspire you to find out and act."

    will.i.am Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and artist
  • "Good Power is a wonderful read, revealing Rometty’s personal journey and outlining a movement to reinvent education and create more inclusive and equitable economies."

    Indra Nooyi Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
  • "Ginni Rometty is an inspiring leader who knows that you have what it takes to succeed and improve the world. Her story can be your playbook."

    Ray Dalio #1 New York Times bestselling author of Principles and founder of Bridgewater Associates
  • "An insightful read that I recommend to anyone interested in how an individual can come to influence the world."

    Walter Isaacson Author of Steve Jobs and The Code Breaker
  • "In Good Power, one of the world’s most admired leaders reveals pivotal principles that propelled her success. It’s a refreshingly personal, resoundingly practical read on gaining power and using it to empower."

    Adam Grant #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
  • "Ginni Rometty made bold changes to reposition IBM for the future, reinventing 50 percent of the company’s portfolio. She knows how to build, transform, and lead a successful life and a successful organization. In Good Power she provides the principles for doing just that."

    Hank Paulson 74th US Treasury Secretary and
    Chairman of the Paulson Institute
  • "A fascinating book about overcoming disadvantage and claiming one’s own potential. What makes Rometty a truly exceptional leader is her commitment to using her power to make a positive and lasting difference in others’ lives."

    Ken Frazier Former Chairman and CEO of Merck, and Co-Chair of OneTen
  • "A humble, authentic book about how to discover and expand the leader within yourself. Ginni's unforgettable story plus her book's unique three-part structure are both a guide for emerging leaders, and a call to action for CEOs and government leaders."

    Marillyn Hewson Former Chairman, President, and CEO of Lockheed Martin

About Ginni Rometty

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-seven 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.

Ginni grew up outside Chicago, the eldest of four children. She helped her mother raise her siblings, and became one of the first in her family to attend college. She graduated Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences, and joined IBM as a systems engineer in 1981. In 2012, she became the first woman CEO in IBM’s one hundred year history. She retired from the company in 2020.

Today, Rometty serves on multiple boards and cochairs OneTen, a coalition committed to upskilling, hiring, and promoting one million Black Americans by 2030 into family-sustaining jobs and careers. She is married to Mark Rometty.