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General Motors makes history with two female execs

 General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks in front of a blue backdrop with white letters that spell "General Motors"
General Motors CEO Mary Barra. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

General Motors became the first major auto company with a 50% female executive team with the hire of Dhivya Suryadevara as CFO, joining CEO Mary Barra, Business Insider reports.

Why it matters: Detroit automakers are often seen as boys' clubs, so GM's gender-balanced team is a significant step for the industry. Ford has Marcy Klevorn as an EVP, but Fiat Chrysler, VW Group, Daimler, and Toyota all have all-male executive teams.