With female CEOs for HP and IBM, cultural shift seen in top technology firm appointments

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Associated Press Newswires

SAN FRANCISCO — IBM Corp. has passed a milestone, naming the first female CEO in the company’s 100-year history.

The selection of Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, announced Tuesday, is also a statement about the growing influence of women in the top tiers of business. Although women have made momentous strides, breaking through corporate America’s “glass ceiling” over the past half century, a woman’s ascendance into the chief executive position of a major corporation still holds significance.

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