GM’s CEO and Chairwoman, Mary Barra, provides a completely alternative way to handle scandal when compared to the recent VW emissions disgrace. When faced with a grave safety crisis that cost 124 lives, 2.6 million recalled vehicles, and over $900 billion, Barra focused on apologizing to the public, owning up to faults and rectifying cultural issues within GM that allowed the safety issues to go ignored. Contrastingly, VW has been doing everything it can to sweep details and news of their wrongdoing under the proverbial rug. Read more about Barra's appointment as GM chairwoman at The New York Times.
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