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General Motors

General Motors Co.(NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

 

STEM Initiatives

GM and the national nonprofit Girls Who Code (GWC) are embarking on a partnership to inspire and empower thousands of U.S. middle and high school girls to become future leaders in technology and engineering. Through the GM/GWC partnership, girls from underserved communities will gain increased access to computer science education, sisterhood, mentorship and projects that demonstrate the real-world impact of computing through a model that significantly increases young girls’ interest in pursuing technology and engineering degrees. GM is giving a $250,000 grant to expand GWC’s Clubs programs, which provide free after-school activities in schools, universities and community centers.

Take 2 is an internship program for experienced professionals ready to return to the workplace after taking a career break of two or more years. Career re-launchers receive training, professional development, and the opportunity to network with other technical leaders to gain exposure to and understanding of GM’s structure and functional areas. The career break for these interns ranges from 2 to 24 years. When the program first launched in April 2016, it attracted 400 applicants for the 10 available internship slots. GM placed 27 interns from its two cohorts into full-time positions. Success and momentum from the first and second cohorts yielded more than 2600 applications for this third round, which begins March 20 and has opportunities for experienced professionals in Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, and Customer Care & Aftersales.

Women in Action (WIA) is a self-paced, online learning program that promotes the development of leadership skills and addresses some of the challenges faced by women in the workplace. With 12 modules of curated content, it covers a wide range of topics to benefit women at any stage of their career. Modules focus on topics like developing executive presence, achieving work-life balance, demonstrating your value and the art of self-promotion. The program piloted with more than 300 employees, globally, and is now being made available to salaried employees of the company – worldwide.