General Motors just named its first female CEO


General Motors just named its first female CEO

General Motor’s Mary Barra speaks at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit on Oct. 16 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for FORTUNE)General Motors has named product chief Mary Barra as its new CEO, the Associated Press reports.She’ll be the first woman chief executive of a major auto company.Barra is now the company’s executive vice president of global product development. She started her career with GM in 1980 as a co-op student.

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