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    Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day
    Automotive News
    September 25, 2013

    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said today he envisioned a woman running one of the three U.S. automakers one day, and that it was inevitable in an industry where half the customers are female.

    "The Detroit 3 are all run by noncar guys," Dan Akerson said at a conference, referring to GM, the top U.S. automaker, and its smaller rivals, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC. "Some day, there'll be a Detroit 3 that's run by a car gal."

    "I don't know when, but I think there are an unbelievable number of talented women in automotive, certainly at General Motors," Akerson said. "It's inevitable."

    One of the executives whom analysts and industry observers have cited as a potential successor to Akerson is Mary Barra, GM's global product development chief.

    Full article at link.

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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    Geez, what are next weeks lottery numbers Kreskin. Hopefully the right "car gal" will be CEO and not a female candidate just for the sake of having a female candidate.

    Edit: Just to be clear, that's directed at Akerson and not ne_one...
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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    Quote Originally Posted by Mentat Bashar View Post
    Geez, what are next weeks lottery numbers Kreskin. Hopefully the right "car gal" will be CEO and not a female candidate just for the sake of having a female candidate.
    LOL. I know just the woman. It would be child's play for The Smartest Woman in the World! Child's play.

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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    So in looking for news on the '15 HD's I found this article here:

    Michigan's top public companies failing to put women on boards, in executive suite

    General Motors has four women as directors out of its 14-member board, and 1 listed in the top 5 compensated. In North America, 25% of GM corporate officers are women.

    “The change at GM has been amazing,” said purchasing chief Grace Lieblein, an engineer who has been with the automaker 35 years. “The number of women in key positions all over is pretty remarkable.”

    She credits GM’s leadership for grooming women over the years but also the fresh eyes of GM CEO Dan Akerson and his team. “They have looked around the organization to identify the best leaders whether woman or man,” she said.
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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    He says the Detroit 3 are all run by noncar guys. Ok so......I guess a CAR guy is out of the question?
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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said today he envisioned a woman running one of the three U.S. automakers one day, and that it was inevitable in an industry where half the customers are female.

    "The Detroit 3 are all run by noncar guys," Dan Akerson said at a conference, referring to GM, the top U.S. automaker, and its smaller rivals, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC. "Some day, there'll be a Detroit 3 that's run by a car gal."

    "I don't know when, but I think there are an unbelievable number of talented women in automotive, certainly at General Motors," Akerson said. "It's inevitable."

    One of the executives whom analysts and industry observers have cited as a potential successor to Akerson is Mary Barra, GM's global product development chief.

    Full article at link.

    Just have to forgive him the error - Sergio covers so much ground - besides being a car guy.


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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    GM needs someone like Piech. Male or Female, I don't care. Not a coke and a smile.
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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    GM needs more than anything else by far..... a new set of banks and bankers ( and a new Federal Government but I digress ) - and then large amounts of the board.

    New home country...... a possibly useful option.


    Get out from under that key group of US banksters - rest will fall into place.

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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    NEWSFLaSh! Women are capable of doing the same things as men! Who knew?

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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    Why does this matter? if it's the right person for the job who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMERICA 123 View Post
    New home country...... a possibly useful option.
    Right, because without the actions of GM's current home country there would be...NO GM!

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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    He can start us off by stepping down and letting the board hire a woman if wanted. Here's your chance Coke-can Dan.

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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    I'm definitely on board with a mix of both men and women at all levels. Males/females in general have very different ways of thinking and in the Fortune 100 company (with a female CEO) I work for I see better results when you have a mix vs all one sex. I have no issue with a female CEO, they are just as capable of running a company into the ground as any guy

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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    Am I the only person who finds his comments patronizing?

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    Re: Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day

    Quote Originally Posted by MalibuMan2010 View Post
    Am I the only person who finds his comments patronizing?
    I don't. He has a point, he just doesn't express it very well.

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    Akerson envisions a woman running a U.S. automaker one day
    Automotive News
    September 25, 2013

    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said today he envisioned a woman running one of the three U.S. automakers one day, and that it was inevitable in an industry where half the customers are female.

    "The Detroit 3 are all run by noncar guys," Dan Akerson said at a conference, referring to GM, the top U.S. automaker, and its smaller rivals, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC. "Some day, there'll be a Detroit 3 that's run by a car gal."

    "I don't know when, but I think there are an unbelievable number of talented women in automotive, certainly at General Motors," Akerson said. "It's inevitable."

    One of the executives whom analysts and industry observers have cited as a potential successor to Akerson is Mary Barra, GM's global product development chief.

    Full article at link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddr19 View Post
    He says the Detroit 3 are all run by noncar guys. Ok so......I guess a CAR guy is out of the question?
    Who is Sergio again?

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