Dec. 10 - General Motors has named its first female CEO, putting product executive and industry veteran Mary Barra at the head of the automaker. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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General Motors is naming Mary Barra as its new CEO- and its first female CEO - to succeed Dan Akerson on January 15th.
The choice was not unexpected.
In her current role as Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Barra is well known as a hard driving executive who has pushed the company to high standards of quality.
The 51-year old Barra, an engineer by trade, was already the highest ranking woman in the auto industry.
The auto industry is a family business- her dad worked for General Motors for close to 40 years.
Mary Barra was named one of both Forbes and Fortune's Most Powerful women in business.
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