GM CEO Mary Barra states that the world needs more diverse engineers. She announced a new push to train engineers–specifically aimed at recruiting women and minorities.
Barra has a degree in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute. She has helped train many engineers, and is dedicated to working with groups that will encourage girls to become engineers.
GM is also working with Black Girls Code, a group that aims to encourage the growth of African-American women in the technology industry.
Women are drastically underrepresented in the technology field. Women are the future of science and are able to provide new approaches to improve education in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Women’s rights and education are not only about achieving gender equality, but also about striving for a healthier and happier future for us and our posterity.
“We need this talent,” Barra said. “We need to grow the talent that’s going to be able to grow the future of transportation.”