ERG members also provide important outreach to the next generation of automotive engineers. GM Lockport Plant Manager William Tiger has always been passionate about engaging students and showing them what type of jobs are available to those who study STEM. Through the years, Tiger has also reached out to the Native American community in several states to showcase the vocational opportunities within GM. In recognition of these efforts, the American Indian Science & Engineering Society recently awarded him its Professional of the Year Award.
“When I received word about the award, I was stunned and humbled,” said Tiger, “Then I felt proud as I realized this would be a great opportunity to showcase General Motors’ commitment to the Native American community and the teamwork in GM’s Native American Cultural Network. But most of all, it would be an opportunity to maybe help inspire other Natives to work hard and look for ways to give back to our community.”
We continue to host GM Women, also known as the Affinity Group for Women (AGW), as one of our employee resource groups with chapters around the world. GM policies and practices are also closely aligned with the Women’s Empowerment Principles.