02 Apr '12, 4am

Augusta Golf Club Still Totally Sexist | Care2 Causes

Augusta Golf Club Still Totally Sexist | Care2 Causes

In the 80 years since it first opened its doors, the world famous Augusta National Golf Club has yet to allow a single woman to become a member. Now they may not have a choice. That’s because for the first time since Augusta started hosting the Masters Tournament one of the CEO’s from the tournament’s three major sponsors is a woman. Every year the CEOs from IBM, AT&T and ExxonMobile are given memberships in exchange for sponsoring the tournament. And as it turns out, Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, is a woman. The tournament begins this week and there’s no indication that Rometty will be offered a membership. The club has faced pressure to admit women and has always declined. But this is different. IBM is a major sponsor and there’s no denying the importance of Rometty in the organization. So the question is will Rometty be seen wearing one of the coveted green blazers–the onl...

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