In this special episode of Women@Work live from the Wharton People Analytics Conference 2018, Adam Grant and Laura Zarrow talk with Mary on her career, management style, and support for diversity in the workplace.
Mary Barra is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company. Under Barra’s customer-centric leadership, GM has focused on strengthening its core business of developing great cars, trucks and crossovers, while also redefining personal mobility with investments in advanced technologies like connectivity, electrification, autonomous driving and car sharing. Prior to becoming CEO, Barra served as Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain and as Senior Vice President, Global Product Development. In these roles, Barra and her teams were responsible for the design, engineering and quality of GM vehicle launches worldwide. Barra holds her B.S. in electrical engineering and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.