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General Motors Ranks As One of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work

Published Feb 26th 2008, 9:44am by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

General Motors Ranks As One of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work

Magazine For the 10th consecutive year, General Motors (GM) has been recognized by Latina Style Magazine as one of the 50 best corporations in the United States for Latinas to work for. The annual Latina Style 50 Report is one of the most respected national rankings of companies based on their policies and practices that promote the needs and aspirations of Latinas in the workplace. This prestigious honor comes fittingly as GM launches its 100th year anniversary celebration, affirming the automaker's commitment to its employees and focus on the future.

"We appreciate this distinguished recognition," said Roderick D. Gillum, vice president, GM Corporate Responsibility and Diversity. "As General Motors celebrates its centennial and looks ahead to the next 100 years, we recognize that a diverse workforce drives our success. Throughout our organization, we are committed to providing a supportive work environment for Latinas as their contributions make us stronger and provide GM a competitive advantage."

General Motors finds itself among good company. This year, Latina Style applauds PepsiCo, Inc. as its 2007 LS50 Company of the Year, for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as its continued recruitment, training, and retaining of Latinas in its workforce. Other companies honored by Latina Style magazine include American Express, AT&T, CitiGroup, Darden Restaurants, IBM, Marriott, and McDonalds.

Diane DeHoyos, president of GM's Hispanic Initiative Team, will accept the award on behalf of GM at a ceremony on February 7 in Washington, D.C. The GM Hispanic Initiative Team provides Hispanic employees with opportunities to network within the corporation, serve as mentors to other Hispanics, act as liaisons to the Hispanic community and promote business goals by serving as resources for the company. Through her professional contributions as a cost reduction manager as well as ongoing advocacy for Latinos throughout the global organization, Ms. DeHoyos illustrates every day how Latinas make a difference at GM.

Latina Style 50 Report is compiled based on survey responses from more than a thousand prominent corporations. The questionnaire covers core areas of importance as identified by readers of Latina Style Magazine, including educational opportunities, the number of fellow Latinas at executive levels and on the board of directors, mentoring programs, job retraining, employee benefits, childcare support, women's issues and having relevant affinity groups.

By Brandy Schaffels
Contributing Editor

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