When Maureen Kempston Darkes took the helm of General Motors of Canada back in 1994, she was the highest ranking woman at a North American car company.
“It was certainly a unique experience. In fact, there were hardly any women in the C-suite anywhere in business in Canada,” said Kempston Darkes.
Today, Kempston Darkes sees greater opportunities for women, especially as the industry shifts towards electrification.
“The shift of electric vehicles is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform GM Canada and the Canadian automotive industry,” she said. “We are looking for new levels of talent and women make up a huge portion of that new talent base.”