No. 42 | General Motors




  • Women on Board of Directors: 89.5% more than the Top 50
  • Level 3 Mentoring Participation: 70% more than the Top 50
  • Level 1 Sponsoring ERGs: More than double that of the Top 50


General Motors moves up six spots on the list for driving diversity throughout the company by focusing on an inclusive environment.

Chairman and CEO Mary Barra chairs the company's global diversity council, which meets once a month. Executive compensation is tied directly to council success, and executive diversity council members participate in the company's mentoring program.

General Motors supplier diversity council meets quarterly for diverse suppliers and executive purchasing team members to share supply chain information, best practices and new initiatives.

The company has spent more than $90 billion with Tier 1 suppliers, since its program was created in 1968. General Motors does business with 178 companies certified as a Minority Business Enterprise, and 96 companies certified as a Women Business Enterprise.

The company appreciates what each individual brings to the team. In 2016, General Motors established a mentoring program to enhance membership of its LGBT employee resource group (ERG). PLUS (People Like Us), one of its eight ERGs, has more than 500 members. General Motors is the only automaker to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Today, more than 14,000 veterans work at General Motors facilities across the U.S., and the company remains committed to hiring and helping military families. The Veterans Groups brings together veteran employees and advocates providing support and mentoring.


Mary T. Barra

Mary T. Barra

Chairman and CEO

"Our overall goal is to make GM a company that people aspire to work for, because we are diverse, inclusive and offer challenging work and excellent opportunities. Furthermore, we want our employees, dealers and suppliers to know that if they truly want to enhance peoples' lives, they can make a real difference at GM."

Ken Barrett

Ken Barrett

Global Chief Diversity Officer

"Here at General Motors we are proud of being acknowledged as a DiversityInc Top 50 company, for the second consecutive year!! While we know there is still more to do, our leadership team, along with our GM employees from around the world, remain committed to Drive Diversity Forward!"



U.S. Headquarters: Detroit, Mich.


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