Location: The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium Hall (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004)
11:00 a.m. Reception
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Program
1:30 p.m. Adjournment
Mary Barra is the first woman to run a full-line automaker. She began working for the company at 18 and has held positions at nearly every level of the business, from managing a plant to directing HR. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2016, Forbes magazine named Barra the “World’s Most Powerful Woman in Business” and number five among the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” In 2016, Barra was ranked first for the second consecutive year on Fortune magazine’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” Under her leadership, GM introduced this year the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV, beating Tesla in the race to produce the first affordable electric car with a range of 200 miles. GM is also investing in the ride-sharing economy and in self-driving vehicles—it plans to have a fleet of autonomous vehicles operating on its own campus by the end of the year.