When General Motors’ newly appointed CEO Mary Barra takes the reins next year, she’ll not only become the automaker’s first female chief executive—she’ll be running a company larger than any other woman in the country.
With Barra as CEO, GM displaces Hewlett-Packard as America’s largest Fortune 500 company (measured by revenue) led by a woman, according to Fortune. HP is led by Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO. GM is the seventh-largest Fortune 500 company, with $152.3 billion in revenue last year.
Reports of Barra’s imminent hiring first broke earlier on Tuesday.