Mary Barra began working for General Motors (GM) at the age of 18. She attended Stanford Graduate School of Business on a GM fellowship. She has pushed GM as a company transitioning into the tech space. In August 2017, she was elected to the board of Disney. She was listed as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes, for the fifth time, in 2016. She’s the first female CEO of a major global automaker. During her first year as CEO, General Motors was forced to issue 84 safety recalls involving over 30 million cars. She has named the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird as her favourite cars. She is also a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. She remained in the number one spot in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women of 2017. – Evan Carmichael
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