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The Women Who Have, And Who Will, Shape Us

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Women’s History Month begins ... 

This month, and every month, we celebrate the contributions of women throughout history in our culture and society. At our company, we’re leading the way toward an all-electric future and we’re primed to lead not only because of the generations of pioneers and innovators who came before us, but because of those who continue to pave the way for future generations. 

As GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra recently shared in Forbes: 

“As a company, we want to reflect the world around us and make sure every employee knows they can bring their true self to work. GM has long been a global leader in advocating for women’s equality in the workplace, and I have the honor of leading the company today because of the many decades of commitment to providing opportunities and advancing women. As our industry transforms, we’re working to lead that transformation with teams made up of diverse backgrounds and experiences, which offers various points of view and can help drive better decisions.” 

We encourage you to lean in, listen and celebrate the women in your life making a difference. You can look for these stories on and Instagram at @gmdrivesDEI. 

Did You Know? 

  • Our Corporate Giving team currently works with 53 women-led nonprofits to provide more than $14.5 million in grant funding. Some trailblazers include Girl Scouts USA, BranchEDUrban Institute and GRID Alternatives. 
  • Chevrolet and Create & Cultivate recently presented the 6th annual Create & Cultivate list. This list recognizes 100 outstanding and ambitious women across 10 different categories, including our Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Telva McGruder.
  • We recently renamed our Global Aftersales Engineering (GAE) building in Warren, Michigan, after Dr. Betsy Ancker-Johnson (1927-2020), former vice president of GM’s Environmental Activities Staff and the first woman vice president in the automotive industry (pictured above). Our Transformation Team at the Global Technical Center leads this second phase of building name changes. 
  • Our Supplier Diversity team is a corporate member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Last year, GM spent $1B with 117 certified women owned businesses. 

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