On the left is Ginni Rometty while on the right is Gena Rowlands.
Virginia Marie “Ginni” Rometty was born Virginia Marie Nicosia on July 29, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is an American business executive. She is the current Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM, IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company that leverages the power of innovation, data and expertise to improve business and society. Mrs. Rometty is also the first woman to head the company. She is married to Mark Anthony Rometty prior to her marriage she was common called Virginia Nicosia or Ginni Nicosia. Before she became president and CEO of January 2012, Ginni Rometty held the positions of Senior Vice President and Group Executive for Sales, Marketing, and Strategy at IBM. Ginni Rometty joined IBM as a systems engineer in its Detroit office in 1981. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy. Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts. Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University, and the board of overseers and board of managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has been named in Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for ten consecutive years, ranking #1 in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Ginni Rometty has received similar awards from various publications and criticism from others. Ginni Rometty graduated from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University in 1979 with high honors, receiving a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering. Ginni Rometty was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, eventually serving as its president. Ginni Rometty is one of the richest women in the world. Her predecessor at IBM is Samuel J. Palmisano.
Virginia Cathryn “Gena” Rowlands was born June 19, 1930. She is an American film, stage, and television actress, whose career in the entertainment industry has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, Gena Rowlands whose name is sometimes misspelled Gina Rowlands or Jenna Rowlands is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes in ten films, including A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and Gloria (1980), which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Gena Rowlands also won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for Opening Night (1977). In November 2015, Gena Rowlands received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of her unique screen performances. Gena Rowlands was born as Virginia Cathryn Rowlands in Madison, Wisconsin. Her mother, Mary Allen (Neal), was a housewife who later worked as an actress under the stage name Lady Rowlands. Her father, Edwin Myrwyn Rowlands, was a banker and state legislator. He was a member of the Wisconsin Progressive Party, and was of Welsh descent. She had a brother, David Rowlands. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., in 1939, when Edwin was appointed to a position in the United States Department of Agriculture; moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1942, when he was appointed as branch manager of the Office of Price Administration; and later moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. From 1947–50, Gena Rowlands attended the University of Wisconsin, where she was a popular student already renowned for her beauty. She left for New York City to study drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Gena Rowlands is an Alma mater American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her spouse(s) included John Cassavetes from 1954–1989 due to his death and Robert Forrest from 2012–present. Her children include Nick Cassavetes, Alexandra Cassavetes (Xan Cassavetes)and Zoe R. Cassavetes. She and John Cassavetes made 10 movies together: A Child Is Waiting (1963), Faces (1968), Gloria (1980), Love Streams (1984), Minnie and Moskowitz (1971), Opening Night (1977), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Machine Gun McCain (1969), Two-Minute Warning (1976) and Tempest (1982). Gena Rowlands is the sister of David Rowlands. Her performance as Mabel Longhetti in A Woman Under the Influence (1974) is ranked #63 on Premiere Magazine’s 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). Gena Rowlands has suppressed the first version of her husband’s (John Cassavetes) film Shadows (1959) and will neither allow it to be shown, nor acknowledge its existence. As of 2013, Gina Rowlands is one of six women who has received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for a performance directed by her spouse. She is the only one who has received two such nominations, for A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and Gloria (1980) (both directed by John Cassavetes). The other five are Elisabeth Bergner for Escape Me Never (1935) (directed by Paul Czinner), Jean Simmons for The Happy Ending (1969) (directed by Richard Brooks), Frances McDormand for Fargo (1996) (directed by Joel Coen), Julie Andrews for Victor Victoria (1982) (directed by Blake Edwards), and Joanne Woodward for Rachel, Rachel (1968) (directed by Paul Newman). Jules Dassin also directed his future wife Melina Mercouri in a Best Actress Oscar nominated performance (Never on Sunday (1960)), but they weren’t married yet at the time of the nomination. Gina Rowlands is the grandmother of Sasha Cassavetes and Virginia Cassavetes. Her mother-in-law is Heather Wahlquist. Her father was of Welsh descent. Her mother had English ancestry. She and her real life mother Lady Rowlands played daughter and mother in two films together, Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974). They also appeared together in Opening Night (1977), although did not portray daughter and mother in that film. She played the sister of her real life husband John Cassavetes in Love Streams (1984). Nicknamed “Golden Girl” by her late husband, John Cassavetes, because of her blonde hair. Gina Rowlands also played the role of old Allie in the romantic film “The Notebook” where her husband tries to get her to remember the relationship as she suffers from alzheimer’s disease and dementia in a nursing home he visits her everyday and reads to her in hopes of bringing back her memory.
IBM Ginni Rometty and Gena Rowlands The Notebook look alike. They have golden blonde hair. Ginni Rometty and Gena Rowlands both go by the name first name “Virginia” and are mature famous elderly women.