by Dawgelene Sangster- In November, I went on a road trip mission with the Six Brown Chicks to General Motors in Detroit. I met and interviewed some amazing women leaders for a project called, “Chicks of GM”. Over the course of 2 days, top female design executives, engineers and GM Foundation executives talked about the value women bring to the workplace and their leadership potential; why mentoring women in the workplace is important, ways to mentor women, and the importance of community giving.
GM (General Motors) made history this week when appointing Mary Barra as the first female CEO of the global organization. It was a huge win on many fronts because:
(1) It provides hope for women in leadership roles in the workforce and says that determination; hard work and great skills pay off.
(2) It gives women a great example of a role model and mentor that many people have said is an exceptional leader.
(3) It further shows that GM has raised the bar and isn’t looking back when it comes to doing something different to take its organization to and its employees to the next level.
The trip was a wonderful learning experience but means even more now knowing that we celebrate with the “Chicks of GM” the advancement of an amazing woman to the “Head Chick” leadership role in the company.
Kudos to GMs “Head Chick” Mary Barra, and the amazing “Chicks of GM” that we sat down with to include, Jocelyn K. Allen, Suzy Cody, Angela Barbee-Hatter, Ven K. Lai, Ke “Coco” Zhang-Miske, Vivian Pickard, Crystal Windham, Connie Burke, Laine Mungall and Reverend Gloria Pruett.
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