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- Jamie L. LaReau from USA today

GM named No. 1 company in world for gender equality in the workplace

DETROIT — General Motors is ranked No. 1 in the world for gender equality in the workplace.

That’s according to the Global Report on Gender Equality released Thursday.

In the report, GM bumped cosmetic company L’Oreal France from the top spot last year to second place.

But Ford Motor Co.’s advertising agency’s parent company (WPP) and cable titan Comcast landed on the list compiled by the gender equity data and insight group Equileap.

“We have seen organizations making great strides toward improved gender equality in the past 12 months,” said Equileap CEO Diana van Maasdijk. But, she said, those in the study are still the exception.

“There is a long way to go until we reach the goal of true global equality in the workplace for everyone,” van Maasdijk said.

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