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On the Road: Davos and Gender Parity

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Gender parity is the ultimate goal, but we are not just talking about surface matters like child care and maternity leave policies. We are talking about building a corporate environment that is conducive to the equal contribution and success of both women and men.

WEF - DAVOS The Gender Gap at the Top

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Mural Davos: Gender Equality? Reverse Reality. In January 2012 Fernando Morales-de la Cruz created together with Cornelia Vinzens the art murals, "Dav...

GM To Pay $900 Million To Settle U.S. Case Over Faulty Ignition Switches, Sources Say

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business

General Motors Co has agreed to pay $900 million and sign a deferred-prosecution agreement to end a U.S. government investigation into its handling of...

Women in Business Q&A: Heidi Magyar, Director of Community Outreach Programs, General Motors

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

In March 2015 Heidi Magyar was appointed to a newly created position at General Motors as Director of Community Outreach Programs for Southeast Michig...

Forbes Reinventing America: The Entrepreneurial Workforce Summit in Detroit

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 05.14.2016 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

Paul Noglows, the executive producer of the Forbes Reinventing America Project, brought together all the ideas, personalities, innovations, corporate cultures, and solutions in an opinion-packed summit to a city that is convinced it is a new frontier.

GM and Its No Good, Very Bad Year

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Rena Steinzor

With the announcement that GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra received the outsized compensation of $16.2 million in 2014, what should have been a year of humiliation and soul-searching for that feckless automaker instead ended on a disturbingly self-satisfied note.

Women in Business Q&A: Anna Carroll

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Anna Carroll, MSSW, through, specializes in workplace trends and training. In her recent book, The Feedback Imperative: How to Give Everyday Feedback to Speed Up Your Team's Success, she helps leaders at all levels overcome their obstacles to giving feedback.

Ben Walsh

Corporate America's Diversity Problem On Display at DealBook Conference | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business

Unfortunately, the stage at the DealBook conference was like a refrigeration unit at a weisswurst factory: full of white sausage.

GM Facing $3 Billion Lawsuit For Allegedly Defrauding Consumers

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business

(Reuters) - Arizona State filed a lawsuit against General Motors Co (GM.N), claiming the carmaker put the public at risk by concealing safety defects ...

GM Slammed With Huge Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

By Jessica Dye July 29 (Reuters) - General Motors was hit Tuesday with a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly ...

Hospitals a No-Show at Senate Hearing: What's Up With This?

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders and a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) subcommittee held hearings to shine a light on the third leading cause of death in the United States: medical mistakes in hospitals. Curious minds should ask: Where were the hospitals?

GM Announces Another 6 Recalls

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

DETROIT, July 23 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday announced six recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons, ...

Why Don't We Ever Wonder If Men Can Have It All?

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Sabrina Parsons

Before I had kids I assumed I would always "do it all." I always knew I would have kids, career and that I wouldn't skip a beat. I never even thought about whether it would be hard or doable. I just knew I would do it.

General Motors Under Fire At Senate Hearing

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

(Adds details on law firm hired by GM) By Ben Klayman and Eric Beech July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. senators on Thursday deman...

Stop Asking If Women Can Have It All

Tina Karkera | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Tina Karkera

I have a young daughter and my message to her will always be that she can be whatever she wants to be. But I would be doing her a disservice, not to mention setting her up for failure, if I told her that she can "have it all."

Why We Hire Women And Minorities To Clean Up Our Messes

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

What do President Barack Obama and General Motors CEO Mary Barra have in common? They’re both prominent examples of our tendency to push minorities ...

Microaggression: The New Workplace Bigotry

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Microaggressions are the negative assumptions we make about people that limit their humanity and value. As progressive as many workplaces are, we might be surprised that our everyday interactions are filled with microaggressions that undermine our self-worth and productivity.

Matt Lauer, It Was Sexist to Ask GM CEO Mary Barra If She's a Good Mom

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Bonnie Fuller

Matt, when you asked this question, it was like a knife in the hearts of career-minded women everywhere, because so many of us feel like we have had to work harder than any man to get ahead -- if we can get ahead at all.

What We Can Learn from Mary Barra's C-Suite

David Carmell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
David Carmell

Ms. Barra must engage and empower others to challenge the status quo. Most importantly, despite the best of intentions, nothing significant will change unless she changes.

Mom and Boss Aren't Conflicting Titles: The Notion That Matt Lauer Completely Missed

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 08.27.2014 | Media
Rep. Diana DeGette

There are plenty of legitimate questions on which to press Ms. Barra; I have asked my fair share of them and will continue to. What Mr. Lauer asked had no place in modern discourse. It disrespects parents and professionals alike.

Why Didn't Mary Barra 'Lean In' to Respond to Matt Lauer?

Leah Singer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Media
Leah Singer

When Lauer asked the question about whether she can run a company and be a mother, why didn't she call him out on the biased nature of the question? Sadly, she missed a huge opportunity for herself and fellow female executives.

WATCH: Matt Lauer's Sexist Interview With GM CEO

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Media

Matt Lauer drew fire on Thursday after he asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra if she could run the company and be a good mother at the same time. ...

Forbes List -- The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2014

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

Moira Forbes delivered a Trifecta on the track for Thoroughbred Women running and winning and earning success governed by the four Forbes metrics: money, media presence, spheres of influence, and technology.

Golden Words -- The Great Commencement Speeches of 2014

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.10.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

A few days ago I was walking near my apartment when a swarm of young men and women whooshed by me. They were all wearing long robes and holding their mortarboard hats fast to their heads, as they rushed in the direction of our neighborhood school. "Hurry!" I heard one say to the others, laughing. "We can't be late for our own graduation!"

GM Fires 15 Workers As CEO Admits 'History Of Failures'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Thursday 15 workers have been fired following an internal inquiry into a long-delayed recall. She said the carma...