The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): General Motors has named Mary T. Barra, 51, daughter of a GM shop worker, to be the automaker’s next chief executive. She’s a 33-year company veteran who most recently has been in charge of its global product development operations and who will be the first woman to hold the top job at a major auto company. How important is that?
She used to be VP of product development, which means she was overseeing the redesign of some of their new vehicles, including trucks. Regardless if she is a woman or not, she had the brains and the talent to take a risk and make a decision that was successful for GM. So it only makes logical sense they put her at the top. They didn’t put her in the top spot solely because she’s a female, nor do companies make decisions like this in a complete bubble or at the spur of a moment. Heather Buen
I’m so happy to see a woman get the recognition she deserves, not because she’s a woman but because she’s the best one for the job. Christina McClure
For her it is very important. Donald A. Potts
Awesome! Marie Frazier