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.
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…)