Fortune praised Barra for her handling of the ignition switch recall crisis at the automaker, reaffirmed how she has improved revenue for GM, set record profits last year and made substantial investments into Lyft for future ride-sharing endeavors. Not to mention, she signed off on the deal to purchase Cruise Automation, accelerating autonomous vehicle development at the automaker.
Despite all of these positive marks, Barra has yet to lift GM’s stock price above its initial public offering price of $33 per share in November of 2010. Currently, GM stock hovers around $31.89.
Barra was named most powerful over a list of other women executives, including Ginni Rometty, CEO, chairman and president of IBM.