General Motors CEO Mary Barra is the first woman chief executive officer of any automaker. That was a big deal in 2014.
Barra knows this and recently took to LinkedIn to pen her latest piece on why she won’t be the last female CEO of an automaker. In fact, much is changing to ensure women have the opportunity to rise up the corporate ladder.
The benefits of a diverse workforce have been proven clear over and over again, and Barra states GM will continue to do all it can to move forward as a 21st-century corporation through diversity, ethics and social responsibility.
In 2016, women are still underrepresented in the corporate pipeline, according to the most recent Women in the Workplace study. Barra’s approach isn’t simply about choosing a woman over a man, but instead ensuring every tool is utilized to help each employee reach the fullest potential.
She concludes here piece with, “Today, we are doing a better job of giving all employees the opportunity to achieve their full potential and advance through the leadership pipeline. We are making progress, but as the new Women in the Workplace study shows us, we all still have work to do.”