Mary Barra Receives WBCollaborative Excellence In Gender And Diversity Award52
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has been recognized by the Women Business Collaborative (WBC) with a WBC 2021 Excellence in Gender and Diversity CEO Award, which honors top business leaders promoting gender and diversity equity.
“WBC’s 2021 Excellence in Gender and Diversity CEO Award recognizes top officials in major companies for their efforts to diversify their companies and increase opportunities for women in business roles,” WBC states.
GM CEO Mary Barra is among eight recipients of this year’s awards. The WBC also recognized David Taylor from P&G, Ronald P. O-Hanley from State Street Corporation, Doug McMillon from Walmart, Jim Fitterling from Dow, Laurence D. Fink from BlackRock, Tricia Griffith from Progressive Insurance, and Barbara Humpton from Siemens Corporation.
The awardees were honored at the WBC Virtual Annual Summit: Empowering Through Gender and Diversity held earlier this week.
“I appreciate WBC’s work to highlight gender and diversity equity and for including me among these influential leaders making a difference across industries,” Mary Barra said. “At General Motors, we are committed to true accountability in diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to doing our part to make our company and our world a better place.”
Mary Barra has served as General Motors CEO since January of 2014, succeeding Daniel Akerson. She is the first female CEO of the Big Three Detroit automakers . Prior to servicing as CEO, Barra worked as GM’s executive vice president of global product development, purchasing, and supply chain.
Mary Barra graduated from the General Motors Institute (now known as Kettering University) in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. She later attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business on a GM fellowship and earned a Masters in Business Administration.
Barra’s career at GM began in 1980 as a co-op student at the age of 18, checking fender panels and inspecting hoods. She later held numerous engineering and administrative positions at GM, including management of the Detroit-Hamtramck production facility, now known as Factory Zero.
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Instead of focusing on creating more diversity within the company, why not focus on building a better vehicle. Start with building a EV that doesn’t catch fire, then improve the quality of the vehicles. I am die hard GM but the quality is crap for the cost of these vehicles, not to mention the reliability. Engine problems, transmission problems ect ect.. She sucks as a CEO.
All this woke BS will not sell a single additional vehicle.
Maybe she should BK the company with bad ICE cars like the “studs” that came before her….
Nope. Mary will do it with EV’s. How much marketshare has been gained under Mary? Zero.
A pandering we will go, a pandering we will go, high ho the derry O, a pandering we will go.
I’ve been told that the commenters on GM authority aren’t misogynistic and when people bash Barra, they never make it about gender. So, I’m going to sit back and watch the fine folks here definitely not say anything wildly sexist in their remarks about her and bring up completely sound reasons as to why she’s the absolute worst CEO in the history of GM. Have fun everyone!
How about a comment from a 20 yr old female?
The constant WOKE point of view that gm is pushing is not doing anything for the automobile, whether it’s ICE or EV. The companies IG stream is constant diverse this and diverse that. Build the cars people want, and shut up about everything else.
If you truly are a 20-year-old woman, then the professional life you are able to enjoy today, and will be able to enjoy tomorrow, is largely because of “woke” women like Barra who came before you. Had you been alive fifty years ago, you might have been a bit more alarmed at the life you saw ahead of you than you are today. You might not take for granted the opportunities you have now.
The ability to treat people kindly has nothing to do with the showy WOKE press materials that current companies are pumping out, instead of product. I am very deeply involved in my own family company and we do not have any issue promoting women, and manage to do so without hitting IG and other platforms constantly asking every person “How do you feel working for _________ ?” fill in the blank. I realize standards for women are different now that in the past. All I’m saying is, less talk…more product.
You possess wisdom far beyond your years!
GM wants to hire the best and brightest to build and design those cars. The best and brightest are made up peope from every race, color, creed and gender.
A diverse workforce with varying opinions on style and design should result in an exciting line up with all different types of vehicles (think Pontiac)
When all your workers look alike you get endless rows of silver Toyota’s, and a diet or rice and raw fish.
Get out of here racist no place for you on a website like this so leave racist pig.
Don’t worry the Japanese don’t buy iPhones
So they can’t read this.
This website has no place for a racist pig like you. Funny how you hate Asians but they are better then you could ever be pig. I bet you are over weight and you stink.
Last year the U.S. had a $69 Billion dollar trade deficit with Japan. Time and time again Japanese companies have been found guilty of unfair trade practices. Much of the advertising is misleading. Perceptions of superior reliability and fuel economy have been over blown.
30 years of massive trade deficits is enough.
So take your overblown attacks, and that cry baby attitude and go blow it @$$hole.
Stop Asian hate!!! Get out of here racist pig I reported this comment to.
Poor Troll bot, sounds like your software only lets you choose from a set list of responses.
Tell your programmers the Jig is up you’ve been discovered.
I’m sorry for calling you out for that hate speech and racist remarks you made. Most people don’t like racist sexist pigs. I can take your personal attacks they don’t bother me I would rather be all those things you said then a racist sexist pig who gets mad when you get called out for it.
Lies don’t bother me, my skin is not that thin.
the majority of people who read our little tit- for-tat will quickly realize you’re full of it.
You should cut your losses and move on.
I see Peter G. is up to the usual stirring up BS.
That’s because YOU sir are the only one who makes it about gender
You should go back and troll the first person who brought up gender.
I have reported both of your racist sexist comments pig. There is no place for you on this website.
Still here. The question is are you still here, or did your program get erased?
I am and I’m more surprised you are still here. I figured they would of banned you already for your hate speech. But don’t worry I will continue to call you out until they do something about it.
You need more practice at being a race baiter because you aren’t very good at it. You just come off as being smug and desperate.
We can gain a positive outlook from her leadership, yes plants have closed within the past few of years (which is never a good thing), unlike the years 2006 – 2007, there is no threat of a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing on the horizon here, even throughout the Pandemic and this BS microchip shortage, things have been fairly stable for gm, a 100k Escalade that outsells a 72k entry level model, a Sold-Out pre-order of the Hummer EV (even though everyone can’t afford one) along with a Cadillac Lyriq pre-order set to take place, a more satisfying refreshed Silverado/ Sierra on it’s way to dealerships by early next year with improved Trailer Towing technology, a Z06 Corvette that will be on the streets soon, along with a Colorado/Canyon redesign and Silverado /Sierra HD refresh on the way by sometime late next year as 2023 models; if the microchip shortage becomes stable again based on a recent report along with the Brightdrop EV600 soon to be available for Fleet Customers. So again ,there are some positives to be outlined here under her watch, let’s give her a little credit based on what lies ahead for the consumer.
Ok here is some credit. Back in the beginning of 2019 Mary and crew laid off (fired) a bunch of salaried employees ostensibly to prepare for the future. Yet just prior to that and still while laying off people, GM is buying back 10 billion in stock. How great is that when the majority of your compensation is in stock options. Yes Mary, we noticed.
I think Mary Barra has done a great job. From hearing her back story, she earned her position and is a car enthusiast. She started her position in 2014. In 2016, we got the greatest Camaro ever made, on the Alpha2 chassis, out there breaking track time records, and is one of the best sports cars in the price range. Now we got the new C8 Corvette, the first mid engine sports cars under $100k, again breaking records in motor sports. Sure, things could always use some improvement, but right now GM is the best it’s ever been. A couple years ago GM stock was at $25 a share, and is now hovering around $55-$60.
I’m an old white guy of 60, and misogyny runs deep here. If you’re anything but a straight white male there is a higher bar to jump through. White men put GM in this situation for decades. Brava Mary, keep going!
I wish she would stop focusing on winning awards for herself and more about winning awards for the current product that the company she works for produces.
That and $4.00 will get you a cup of coffee @ DD
Everybody gets a trophy.
I always wondered why there are no articles about her and the ageism policies that she implemented with the salary employees over the last 10 to 15 years..the articles would show the real truth about her…
At my company we have a program called Affirmative Action. We promote based on skin color and the percentage of people with that skin color in the community, not on people’s ability to actually be the best person available for the job.
Probably if the nation didn’t practice White Supremacy in the 1st place 🤔…
Lol the nation doesn’t practice that but by all means keep parroting what you hear on the news it’s entertaining
Can you give one example of how this is practiced today thanks.
Systematic resource distribution to White institutions and crumbs to non-White counterparts with financial bigotry (look up Wells Fargo/BoA court cases they lost over racism in the past 15 years), also educational discrimination of non-Whites in White Institutions (even Candice Owens sued and won against her alma mater over racism). I’m here about cars n trucks, not a diversity forum.
Sir you are the one that brought it up. If you don’t want questions asked then don’t say it. How can you get bent out of shape because I asked you a question over a comment you made? I checked the other comments on here you are the only person that said anything about “white supremacy” I looked up what you said I’m sorry neither of those help your claim that the country practices “white supremacy”. But I can tell you like to argue then point the finger when someone asks you something so enjoy your day sir hope you have a good rest of your Saturday.
Well providing an answer to a question I was asked isn’t “bent out of shape ” as it appears I’ve triggered some with my statement. Anyways, you too enjoy your weekend.
Nice try but you haven’t triggered anything. You made a remake I asked you a question about it. Then at the end of your response you say and I quote “I’m here about cars n trucks, not a diversity forum”. Which is fine I have no issue with that I simply was asking you to explain your remarks. You have your opinion I have mine I respect what you believe even though I disagree with it.
So many haters in the comments. Numbers speak for themselves. GM stock more than doubled in value from 2 years ago.
Right they are haters because they have a different opinion then you.
Very nice Queen MaryB. Congrats. Meanwhile you & your clueless Court in those Ivory Towers in Detroit have utterly destroyed the Buick brand in the States while giving away the latest & greatest auto tech to the communist party in China for big profits until they decide to cut YOU off. Now what “award” will you get for that QueenMaryB???