General Motors has been recognized for its extraordinary effort in promoting diversity from within and career advancement opportunities for Latina women. The Latina Style 50 Report awarded GM as one of the best 50 companies for Latina women to work for. Over 1,000 prominent U.S. companies are analyzed by the report, and GM has been recommended multiple times on the list.
The Latina Style 50 Report is considered a very prestigious analysis of corporations and their efforts to promote diversity. Latina Style Magazine also recognized GM’s Hispanic Initiative Team (GM HIT) as one of the top five Employee Resource Groups in the U.S. GM was presented the awards during the 12th annual Latina Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.
“Once again we’re very pleased to receive this recognition by Latina Style Magazine as it acknowledges GM’s commitment to Latinas in the automotive industry and their significant contributions to our society,” said GM Chief Diversity Officer Ken Barrett. “Our workforce thrives on diversity, and we are devoted to empowering women and promoting the best opportunities for their career advancement.”
In 2014, GM HIT expanded its efforts to engage its members nationally. It added new regional chapters across the country and reached out to remote members to engage them, and grow relationships with the Hispanic community. The organization continues to strive to live GM values and attract and retain Hispanic employees.