Yesterday, if you were unaware, was International Women’s Day. While women, companies and other outlets marked the day in various fashions, General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, took to LinkedIn to pen her thoughts.
Specifically, in honor of the day, she described five things the next generation of female CEOs and leaders need to know, stemming from not only her but from other prominent women executives at GM.
The five blurbs of wisdom stem from Barra, Alicia Boler-Davis, Joanne Krell, Victoria McInnis and Julia Steyn, each holding very different, but important, titles at GM.
She also reiterated her hope to one day have women CEOs and the norm, not the exception, as Barra taps females for critical roles across GM’s global operations.
Barra’s piece of advice from the article states the following:
My mom grew up during the Great Depression. She taught my brother and me two lessons: There is no substitute for hard work. And work before you play.
Now that’s some sound advice everyone can learn from.