I am here to talk about someone that I believe is current leader in our society. I am going to talk about the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the General Motor Company, Mary Barra. Mary has been in this position since January of 2014 and is the first female CEO of a major global automaker. Anytime a female takes a large leadership position, especially one that has not been done before, is a monumental moment in our nation’s history.
Mary Barra is a tremendous leader. Not only does she inspire people with her accomplishments, but she also beats adversity. Her first year at the helm of GM proved to be very challenging. The company had many setbacks, but Mary just kept at it. She was able to lay out her plan for the future of the company that shows a bright future. A true leader can handle tough situations, figure out ways to solve problems, and look to the future with confidence.
People will automatically look up to someone in that position of power. It takes guts and hard work to break the mold in our society and for that people should look up to her. Any female can look at her and be confident that they can do whatever they chose in life through perseverance. No stage is too big. As a Mechanical Engineering major, Mary Barra most definitely inspires me. She was able to overcome numerous obstacles to get in the position she now holds. This gives me hope that with hard work and integrity, I myself can get a high stature job at a large company such as General Motors. Mary Barra has many great leadership qualities, added with her high stature, that many idolize.