DIRECTORS: Women on the Board

Speaking at the annual stockholders' meeting last spring, General Motors Chairman Richard Gerstenberg predicted that G.M. would have a woman on its board before it had a Wankel engine on the market. The first G.M. Wankel is still two years off, but last week the nation's biggest manufacturing company named its first woman director. She is Miss Catherine B. Cleary, 55, president of Milwaukee's First Wisconsin Trust Co., and she differed from most others on G.M.'s 28-member board in more ways than one: she drove a Ford (after her selection, she exchanged it for a Pontiac).

Cleary is among a...

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