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GM Probe To Conclude There Was No Coverup

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business

(Adds details of probe, other investigations) June 4 (Reuters) - An internal probe of General Motors Co's delay in recalling cars wit...

New Ford CEO Fields Versus General Motors CEO Barra: Operator Versus Bureaucrat

George Bradt | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Ford's new CEO Mark Fields and General Motors' Mary Barra both are corporate insiders who have earned their roles over time. Barra has been a function...

Dem Senator Wants To Hold CEOs Accountable For Fatal Mistake

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - Former General Motors Co chief executives should be called to testify to the U.S. Congress about the company's slo...

Pennywise, Pound Foolish

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

It might be easy just to do the numbers and compare the pennywise decision of a decade ago to the pound-foolish impact today.

General Motors: Another Slap on the Wrist for a Crime in the Suites

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We spend many more resources policing and prosecuting crime in the streets than crime in the suites, even though corporate crime is much more costly in terms of death, injury and disease.

The CEO as a Public Official

Terry Newell | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Terry Newell

Barra may be an example of what we will increasingly see -- and expect. In the world of social media, the World Wide Web, and a 24/7 news cycle, private sector leaders can neither isolate their companies nor control the expectations that govern how they need to behave.

A Woman's Place is in the House... and Senate

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

There aren't many women in the U.S. Congress. In fact we are nowhere near parity; less than 20 percent of our Representatives and Senators are women. Let's learn about some women who changed the face of politics in the U.S.

GM Recall: What Needs to Happen Next

Ami Gadhia | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Ami Gadhia

As the answers come to light, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has a list of policy recommendations to raise the bar for accountability and help prevent another safety crisis.

Is Social Media Now Part of the CEO's Job?

Alice Korngold | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Alice Korngold

Consumers, employees, investors, and members of the broader community look to a company's top leader to understand what that company stands for -- in good times and in bad. With social media, CEOs have a unique opportunity to be tell their story directly, immediately, and openly.

GM's Barra Leads From the Front

Bill George | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Bill George

Put yourself in Mary Barra's shoes: You have been CEO of GM for just two weeks. Then you learn that the company has a major safety problem with ignition switches that has caused 12 deaths, and you must recall 1.6 million vehicles. Your investigation uncovers that employees have known about this for 12 years but the problem was never surfaced.

GM CEO Makes Grim Admission

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

* New actions are unrelated to ignition switch problems * GM to take $300 mln charge in 1st qtr for all four recalls * C...

Women in Business: Q&A with Nancy Lee, President of

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Nancy Lee, President of, the leading universal gift registry platform. The company currently provides hundreds of thousands of users w...

3 Reasons Why Gender Inequity Exists

Kim Keating | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

I'd like to pose a question: What if all women worked based on what we were paid relative to men? At the current wage gap, we should work 77% of the work week.

GM's First Female CEO Will Make A Lot More Than Her Predecessor

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

DETROIT, Feb 10 (Reuters) - General Motors Co's Mary Barra, the auto industry's first female chief executive officer, will be paid $14.4 million in ca...

This Trailblazing Female CEO Gets Paid HALF What Her Male Predecessor Made

Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

Last month, Mary Barra started work as chief executive officer of General Motors, becoming the first woman to run a major automaker. Her appointment w...

Providing a Road Map

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The efforts of historical women who started companies, took companies out of bankruptcy, developed new business models and created new product lines provided a road map for women today.

Think We're Alone Now? The Path of a Female CEO

Betty Liu | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Betty Liu

Wednesday marked the first day of work for Mary Barra, the newly-appointed CEO of General Motors. As she sits down for the first time in the corner office, she'll have made history as the first female chief executive of an American automaker and now, only the 23rd woman currently running a Fortune 500 company.

Reputation Trends for 2014

Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross

As information increasingly dulls the senses and muddles our brains, and as transparency becomes the norm, building enduring reputations grows in importance.

GM CEO Appointment Sobering Reminder of How Far We Still Have to Go

Shoham Geva | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Shoham Geva

On the surface, it's a fantastic thing. It's always a fantastic thing when one more positive first for any target identity is achieved. But as an 18-year-old female going to college today and expecting to head into the job market myself in the near future, it's also disappointing.

Jillian Berman

GM's Historic Female CEO Pick Still More Exception Than Rule | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

General Motors picking Mary Barra to be the first woman ever to run a major automaker is a milestone for female executives. But make no mistake: Women...

Mary Barra Takes Over GM

David Kiley | Posted 02.09.2014 | Detroit
David Kiley

Barra, the first woman to run the world's largest automaker, and the first woman to run any car company, will face inevitable challenges of perception. Can a woman run a car company so dominated, as is the entire industry, by men.

GM CEO: 'I Wouldn't Be Surprised' If Next CEO Is A Woman

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

By Nick Tate PALM BEACH, Florida, April 30 (Reuters) - The boss of General Motors Co said on Monday the U.S. automaker's most senior ...