We are committed to developing and supporting the career paths of women, both inside and outside of the company. That's why we offer resources such as WOMEN IN ACTION, a female-centric leadership development program that addresses some of the unique challenges faced by women at all levels in business, and GM WOMEN, an employee resource group with chapters in the U.S. and around the globe.
We've also committed more than $10 million in funding to advance and improve STEM education among girls in elementary, middle and high schools across the nation. Through initiatives with our current partner organizations (Code.org, Black Girls Code, Institute of Play and Digital Promise), our goal is to help shape the future in ways that promote equality and achievement.
General Motors is leading the transportation revolution by delivering safer, better and more sustainable solutions ways for people to get around. Driven by 177,000 talented employess across the globe, General Motors' vision is to help create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.
Our people are the driving force behind making this a reality. At GM all voices are heard - no matter one's identity, background or ideology, each person's perspective helps us better understand the communities we serve. We're a company of firsts driven by innovation and bold creativity. Our Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, is the first female to lead the auto industry and our board of directors is made up of 45% women - the first of any major industrial company. Women are leadng critical areas of the business including vehicle manufacturing, vehicle electrification, finance, ride and car sharing and more. From our mentoring programs, to employee resource groups, and investing in STEM, GM is committed to providing employees with the resources and support they need to experience more from their careers with us.