Colby, Laura

Road to Power: How GM's Mary Barra Shattered the Glass Ceiling

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Follow a pioneer's journey from factory floor to CEO

Road to Power is the story of how Mary Barra droveherself to the pinnacle of a company that steers the nation'swealth. Beginning as a rare female electrical engineer and daughterof a General Motors die maker, Barra spent more than thirty yearsbuilding her career before becoming the first woman to ever lead aglobal automaker. With $155 billion in sales and 200,000 employees,GM is widely considered to be a proxy for the U.S. economy, makingBarra's position arguably the most important corporate role a womanhas ever held. This book describes the personal character, choices,and leadership style that enabled her to break through the glassceiling.

When 52-year-old Mary Barra was named CEO of General Motors in2013, only people outside of the company were surprised. She haddone everything from working on the factory floor to overseeingmanufacturing, from improving union relations to paring downbureaucracy, and from running human resources to helping drag thecompany back from its 2009 bankruptcy. This book details each stepof her career, and the lessons she learned along the way.

  • Learn how Mary Barra's willingness to take on diverseassignments helped steer her career trajectory
  • Examine the fine details of Barra's management style and herability to relate to colleagues
  • Discover the qualities and experiences Barra had that drove herto lead this male-dominated profession
  • Study the valuable lessons Barra learned at each stage in herprofessional life, and why they stuck with her throughout herjourney to the top

Barra is most certainly a pioneer for women in business, butshe's also a living lesson as to how far the right outlook, skills,and drive can take you in your career. Road to Powerexplores the talent and the mindset that got her all the way to thetop.

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