No. 38 | General Motors
Mary BarraChairman and CEO
“I am encouraged by how many other companies share our goal of creating a better future. Yet, it’s just as important to recognize that how we get there matters. Once-in-a-century technology transformations like these often leave people behind. At GM, the transition will be equitable and inclusive, with our longstanding leadership in fostering diversity.”
Telva McGruderChief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
“Our goal is to create a climate where everyone is valued for who they are, and able to contribute in a way that elevates their skills and passions while working as one team to grow our business. Galvanizing our global team in trust, transparency and innovation will allow us to not only lead the industry but more positively impact communities and the world.”
From The Company
Nearly a year ago, following several tragic deaths and a broad awakening to the ongoing racial bias and injustice in our society, Mary Barra announced our ambition to become the world’s most inclusive company.
In response, we have operationalized these key elements:
- Appointed an Inclusion Advisory Board and committed $10 million to support organizations that promote inclusion and social justice
- Added the company behavior “Be Inclusive,” believing that team members demonstrate inclusion by creating “moments” every day that value backgrounds, opinions and ideas that may be different from their own. Employees are encouraged to use our Achievers Recognition System to acknowledge colleagues who model inclusion.
- Formed cultural ambassador teams, empowering them to drive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion actions in their functions. These teams, along with our Employee Resource Groups (ERG), are actively engaged in promoting an inclusive culture.
- Innovated a series of unscripted sessions between ERG members and senior leaders to model having difficult conversations — LGBTQ inclusion, disability inclusion, feeling valued and belonging.
- Incorporated eight inclusion-based statements in GM’s engagement survey, giving 130,000+ team members the opportunity to indicate their sense of inclusion. The results established a global inclusivity index baseline and provided rich verbatim insights. Both are being used to help accelerate our cultural transformation.
At GM, we will continue to innovate, be transparent, report out on our progress and explore new ways to accelerate our vision for a better, more inclusive future.
U.S. Headquarters: Detroit, MI
Global Employees: 154,855
2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 30
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