General Motors was recognized today as one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For in the United States. The LATINA Style 50 Report is considered a prestigious analysis of corporate America’s efforts toward promoting diversity and providing career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women.
LATINA Style Magazine also recognized GM’s Hispanic Initiative Team (GM HIT) as one of the Top 5 Employee Resources Groups (ERGs) in the nation. The award ceremonies took place during the 12th Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
GM has been honored on multiple occasions by the LATINA Style 50 Report, which results from an extensive search of more than 1,000 prominent U.S, companies.
“Once again we’re very pleased to receive this recognition by LATINA Style Magazine as it acknowledges GM’s commitment to Latinas in the automotive industry and their significant contributions to our society,” said GM Chief Diversity Officer Ken Barrett. “Our workforce thrives on diversity, and we are devoted to empowering women and promoting the best opportunities for their career advancement.”
LATINA Style also recognized GM’s Hispanic Initiative Team for exceptional leadership and striving to live the GM values through its mission of attracting, developing and retaining Hispanic employees to grow relationships with the Hispanic community and promote growth of GM’s Hispanic market share.
In 2014, GM HIT expanded its efforts to engage members nationally adding new regional chapters and reaching out to remote members to participate at events across the country.
“It is an honor for our GM Hispanic Initiative Team to be recognized for our combined contributions to make GM the workplace, company and partner of choice for our Hispanic employees, community and customers,” said Antoinette Fox, president of GM HIT. “As a Top 5 LATINA Style ERG, we have an opportunity to benchmark with the best of the best and bring those lessons back to GM.”