GM CEO Barra Encourages Young Girls to Consider a Career in the Auto Industry

Barra Speaks to Girl Scouts of the USA


Despite small glimpses of recent progress, women have continued to be underrepresented across the entire auto industry. According to data collected by Catalyst, women make up less than one-quarter of the automotive workforce, despite making up almost half of the entire US labor force. Women only make up 17.9 percent of automobile dealers and only 9.9 percent of repair and maintenance positions. Female leaders across the industry want these numbers to change as the next generation enters the workforce. “We need you,” was the message from Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, during the Awesome Girls: Engineer Your World webinar…

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