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GM’s Barra World’s Most Powerful Woman

CEO tops Fortune’s list of female executives

by on Feb.06, 2014

GM CEO Mary Barra topped Fortune's list of 50 most powerful women in business this year.

Mary Barra is on a roll. She took over as CEO of GM in January, celebrated as two GM products captured prestigious awards and escorted Vice President Joe Biden around the GM exhibit during the Detroit Auto Show.

Now, Fortune magazine has named her the “Most Powerful Woman in Business” today.

Barra tops this year’s list of the 50 most powerful women in a global ranking topping Ginni Rometty, chairwoman, CEO and president of IBM at No. 2, Indra Nooyi, chair and CEO of Pepsi at third, Maria das Graças Silva Foster, CEO of Petrobras as No. 4, and Ellen Kullman chair and CEO of DuPont at No. 5.

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Fortune said it considered the size and importance of a business, the company’s health and overall momentum and the leader’s career, placing emphasis on the international scope of the operation under the executive and standing in the worldwide business community. (more…)

GM’s Mary Barra Takes Crown on Most Powerful Women List

Magazine picks two other GM execs for top five spots.

by on Nov.27, 2013

GM EVP Mary Barra topped Fortune's list of the Most Powerful Women in the auto industry this year.

With Christmas around the corner, putting together lists becomes a priority for some and when it comes to the most powerful women in the automotive industry, there’s a list for that too: General Motors’ Mary Barra tops it.

Barra, executive vice president of global product development and global purchasing and supply chain, captured the No. 1 position on Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in the auto industry list. Barra is considered a potential successor to GM CEO Dan Akerson.

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While being considered for the top dog spot at GM certainly gave her plenty of cache, the remainder of the list is a mix of engineers, communications and marketing executives with a CEO of a supplier and a race car driver mixed in for good measure. (more…)