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    GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    Mary Barra Will Lead the Auto Industry's First Majority-Female Board

    By Jeff Green
    April 18, 2019, 2:22 PM CDT
    Link to Bloomberg Article

    Women will be the majority on the board of General Motors Co. later this year, after two male directors retire. It’s a first for an automaker and places GM among a small handful of companies with roughly the same number of men and women at the highest level.

    GM’s board will shrink to 11 members, from 13, with two directors not standing for re-election at the annual meeting on June 4, the company said in its proxy filing. Jim Mulva, former CEO of ConocoPhillips, and Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, are both 72, the retirement age for the automaker’s board.

    The board will temporarily waive the retirement age requirement for Lead Director Tim Solso, also 72, for one year to assist in GM’s “period of transformation,” the company said. Six women, including Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, and five men complete the slate of members up for shareholders’ approval at the annual meeting.

    See Story: ’Challenging and Lonely’ Path of Women CEOs Slowly Gets Busier

    The shift comes as women are slowly gaining more power at the largest U.S. companies, lifted by pressure from investors and employees as well as state-mandated quotas. Researcher Equilar says women may now comprise half the members of Russell 3000 company boards by 2034, a forecast that’s shortened by two decades since 2016.

    Barring changes in the composition of other company boards, Barra, and incoming Best Buy Co. CEO Corie Barry, will become the only female CEOs in the S&P 500 who serve a board with a majority women directors, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    I don't care if the board consists of all men, all women, or all aliens. Just do your job. Unfortunately, GM's management has become some sort of sandbox to push some sort of social agenda.

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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    I hope this doesn't mean nothing but girlie crossovers! Oh....never mind.....
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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

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    Recipe for success or disaster?
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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    Only social justice nutjobs care about this superficial BS.

    Show me the results.
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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    also are the appointies appointed because they are women OR are the BEST CHOICE

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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    The presence of so many women further bewilders my me in terms of GM's decision to kill off selling small cars.

    More than 1/2 of the young women in our office drive compact cars (at least 1 is Cruze). Lots of Civics (they are made an hour from here).

    Personally I like working with smart people - women or men I don't care.

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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    The presence of so many women further bewilders my me in terms of GM's decision to kill off selling small cars.

    More than 1/2 of the young women in our office drive compact cars (at least 1 is Cruze). Lots of Civics (they are made an hour from here).

    Personally I like working with smart people - women or men I don't care.
    The answer to this question will give insight into whether the future for GM will be "success or disaster". In the case of GM and the inordinate amount of gov't pressure they must now bend to (since accepting bailout) I would say there is a distinct possibility that at least a few of the women on the board are there simply because they are women.
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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    Articles like this make me love GM even more nice to see them at the forefront of important social issues. Of course this board is filled with sexist Tr... oh wait better stop before one of them reports my comment again.

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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg.Botts View Post
    Articles like this make me love GM even more nice to see them at the forefront of important social issues. Of course this board is filled with sexist Tr... oh wait better stop before one of them reports my comment again.
    Why not just comment about the article here like everyone else and give your opinion? Why add that little jab at the end and then pretend to act surprised when a mod has to deal with you?

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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    Let's try something really weird again................... just picking the best candidate for the position. I know, I know.................. how un"woke" of me. This is kind of like the crap with the air traffic controllers, where they stopped basing hiring on silliness like actual experience................. and decided it was more important how many sports a candidate played in school.

    Of course, maybe I'm just a sexist Tr.................. Oh, never mind.
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    Come on GM. Majority women on your Board is so 2005. Where are the gender fluid folks who identify as black male lesbians? And...why no Chinese Communists? Let's get woke and just forget about the car biz! Is everybody with me!?!?!?
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    Great, GM is now a Social Justice Warrior company, explains a lot of their new products and direction. Definitely not helping my perception of GM today. Just do the job right, I don't care if it's with a woman, man, gay, straight, poodle, E.T., Darth Vader... just make products I want to buy.
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    Re: GM's board is becoming feminine the Auto Industry's First

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdog View Post
    Why not just comment about the article here like everyone else and give your opinion? Why add that little jab at the end and then pretend to act surprised when a mod has to deal with you?
    Three letter word: J-O-B-S.

    I think GM should split the difference and just board a bunch of girly-men. Like Aaahnold. He's a girly man.

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