General Motors CEO Mary Barra is one of only two women with a seat on President-elect Donald Trump’s Strategic and Police Forum committee.
The panel of 16 will advise Trump on job creation and economic matters. Barra joins IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, along with the CEOs from JPMorgan Chase, Walt Disney Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Boeing and others.
“I’m pleased to join President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum because it offers us a seat at an important table where we can contribute to a constructive and open dialogue about key policy issues,” Barra said in a statement. “We look forward to working with President-elect Trump, his team and other corporate and civic leaders on policies that support a strong and competitive economy and automotive industry.”
The group’s first meeting will take place in February at the White House. It’s being compared to the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board that President Obama assembled in 2009.
“This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth,” Trump said in the statement. “My administration is committed to drawing on private sector expertise and cutting the government red tape that is holding back our businesses from hiring, innovating and expanding right here in America.”
Ironically, Barra was reportedly being considered for Hillary Clinton’s runningmate during the election, according to a hacked email released by WikiLeaks.