Veteran journalist Joann Lublin chronicles the triumphs and travails of women rising to the C-suite.
Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.
When General Motors CEO Mary Barra first worked as a controls engineer at a GM plant in Pontiac, Mich., she was responsible for ensuring that the factory was running properly. Every time she walked past one corner of the floor, an assembly worker whistled in her direction. One day she stared at him. “What are you doing?” she asked. He said he was trying to attract her attention. Barra suggested that a better way to do so was to say hello. He stopped whistling.
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