For Mary Barra, ascent to top of GM started on the factory floor

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Kathy Kram, School of Management

In taking the helm of General Motors on Tuesday, Mary Barra becomes the first woman to serve as chief executive officer of a major automotive company, a sign that corporate boards and investors increasingly see leaders’ gender as a nonissue and gender diversity perhaps even as an asset…

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“Because [Barra] is so visible as the first female CEO of GM,” the resulting scrutiny “would not be helpful to her, for the company, or for those of us who want to see more diversity in the C-suite.”

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