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Ruth Leach Amonette
Born 1916
Died June 21, 2004
Carmel
Nationality American
Other names Ruth Leach, Ruth Pollock, Ruth Amonette
Education University of California
Employer IBM
Known for First female VP at IBM
Home town Oakland
Spouse(s) Walter W. Pollock, Jr., Wilbur K. Amonette
Children Elizabeth Pollock Scimone
Relatives Helen Hurst

Ruth Leach Amonette (born 1916) was an American business executive and educator. She was appointed as the first female executive and vice president at IBM in 1943[1] becoming one of only a few women in high ranking corporate positions in the US at the time [2]. She was renowned nationally for her business skills [3] and as an educator of women.[4]

Biography[edit]

Ruth Leach Amonette was born in Oakland, California in 1916 [5]. She studied Political Science at the University of California in Berkeley and graduated in 1937 [6].

Ruth joined IBM in February 1939 as a demonstrator [7]. She then attended Systems Service Class 448 [8] before becoming a IBM Systems Service Representative [9] in Atlanta [10]. In July 1940 she became an instructor in the department of education [11]. In 1941, she became IBM's Secretary of Education for Women [12] [13]. In 1943 she was appointed the first female VP by the board of directors [14][15][16].

She spent 10 more years at IBM before leaving in 1953 [17]. After leaving IBM she married twice.[18]

Ruth died in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California in 2004.[19]

Awards and Honors[edit]

In 1946 Ruth was selected as a Merit Award winner by Mademoiselle magazine.[20] In February 1946 Ruth received an award for business at the Women's National Press Club, Washington, DC where she seat at the table with President Harry Truman [21].

In 1996 Ruth was inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame.[22]

Publications[edit]

  • 1999. Among Equals: The Rise of IBM's First Female Corporate Vice President. Creative Arts Book Company. ISBN 978-0887392184.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruth Amonette". IBM Archives. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "WITI Hall of Fame: Ruth Amonette". WITI Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ruth Amonette". IBM Archives. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "WITI Hall of Fame: Ruth Amonette". WITI Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Sherrow, Victoria. "Amonette, Ruth M. Leach". A to Z of American Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, A to Z of Women. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "AMONETTE, Ruth Leach". SF Gate. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "WITI Hall of Fame: Ruth Amonette". WITI Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "WITI Hall of Fame: Ruth Amonette". WITI Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ruth Amonette". IBM Archives. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ "WITI Hall of Fame: Ruth Amonette". WITI Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ "WITI Hall of Fame: Ruth Amonette". WITI Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ "WITI Hall of Fame: Ruth Amonette". WITI Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ruth Amonette". IBM Archives. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ruth Amonette". IBM Archives. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  15. ^ "AMONETTE, Ruth Leach". SF Gate. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  16. ^ "WITI Hall of Fame: Ruth Amonette". WITI Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Ruth Amonette". IBM Archives. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  18. ^ "AMONETTE, Ruth Leach". SF Gate. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  19. ^ "AMONETTE, Ruth Leach". SF Gate. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  20. ^ Sherrow, Victoria. "Amonette, Ruth M. Leach". A to Z of American Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, A to Z of Women. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  21. ^ Rife, Patricia (1999). Lise Meitner and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age. Springer. ISBN 9780817645595.
  22. ^ "WITI Hall of Fame: Ruth Amonette". WITI Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 3, 2013.