Mary Barra most influential women in Automotive Industry

Mary Barra

Mary Barra

Mary Barra chosen by Forbes magazine as the most powerful and influential women in the automotive industry. Barra is the largest automobile company officials in the United States, General Motors.

Mary Barra 50-year-old woman has served as Senior Vice President of Global Product Development, General Motors. She has the task of overseeing 36,000 people and lead the design, engineering, and quality of the car that holds the General Motors brand Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick.

Great career making children’s mother is staying be the strongest candidate to replace current General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO, Dan Akerson.

This is the second year Mary Barra made it into the 100 most powerful and influential women in the world 2012 according to Forbes magazine. Remarkably, Barra jumped 35 positions to number 41 when compared to last year.

Unknown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was ranked first in the elite list. According to Forbes, Merkel deserves to be rated first because it has the determination to preserve the European Union and its influence over the debt crisis that occurred Euro zone.

Second and third position was occupied from the politicians, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The position of the top three is unchanged from last year’s list.

In this list there are newcomers like actress Jennifer Lopez and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs.

Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi became one of the women from Asia who entered the ranks of the top ten. The leader of the Indian National Congress party, is on the order of six.

Criteria woman on the list is based on the contributions and involvement in decisions that affect the world.

They are ranked by influence, the amount of money they control and gain, the appearance in the media, and has a total of 90 million followers on Twitter. While the average age of the 28 countries that they are 55 years of age, include Mary Barra most influential women in Automotive Industry especially at General Motors.

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