2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

No. 48 | General Motors | DiversityInc Top 50

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• Supplier Diversity: More than two times the Top 10 average and triple the Top 50 average of subcontractors who are minority owned

• Mentoring by Second-Level Senior Managers: 40.4% higher than the Top 10 and 71.5% higher than the Top 50

• Mentoring by Third-Level Senior Managers: 35.6% higher than the Top 10 and two times higher than the Top 50


For General Motors, a commitment to diversity starts at the top with Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, who chairs the company’s global diversity council. The council meets once a month, and executive compensation is tied directly to council success.

All members of the executive diversity council participate in the company’s mentoring program, and more than half of management employees participate. One of the company’s mentoring programs, JumpStart, is geared towards new hires and serves as a “reverse-mentoring” program to senior executives while also onboarding new employees.

General Motors is a leader in its industry and prides itself in being the only automaker that is a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).


Mary T. Barra

Chairman and CEO

“We understand that diversity is our strength! That’s why embracing diversity and inclusion is a business priority for today’s General Motors. Finding and growing the best and brightest talent from around the world and capitalizing on new and emerging markets are critical to maintaining GM’s position as a global leader.”

Ken Barrett

Global Chief Diversity Officer

“Being acknowledged by DiversityInc as a Top Company for Diversity and Inclusion is something we are very proud of here at General Motors. While we realize we have more to do, this recognition is truly a testament of the hard work of all our employees that help drive diversity forward!”



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