General Motors CEO Mary Barra is a big proponent of STEM programs and has even initiated projects to ensure those programs find life in schools and universities. Specifically, she recently announced a partnership with “Girls Who Code” to inspire a new generation of female engineers and technology professionals.
Barra recently appeared on PBS to once again advocate for an increased focus on STEM and how it specifically benefits General Motors. Of course, it begins with Barra’s personal story. She explains she always loved math and her parents pushed her to see what she could be capable of with her knack for numbers.
After entering the GM Institute, now called Kettering University, she realized electrical engineering provided exactly what she wanted to do with her skills. At this time, she also realized she loved the car business.
Barra hopes her story, and the fact she is the first female CEO of General Motors, will help inspire others to believe they can do exactly what they want to do. Check out her story in the video at the link here.