Let’s be clear: There are many, many women working and thriving in the global auto industry. Quite a few are also in leadership positions, with titanic responsibilities.
But as a whole, the business has long been thought of as a bastion of “car guys.” That’s why Wednesday’s news that General Motors’ CFO, Chuck Stevens, would retire and be succeeded by Dhivya Suryadevara, 39, was astounding.
GM now has two women running the show, with Suryadevara as CFO and Mary Barra as CEO . . .