"After I was fired from my advertising job, I worked out of my apartment for seven months, by myself. I'd cold-call catering companies and say, "Hi. This is Melissa from Baked by Melissa. I'd like to bring you a free tasting of my cupcakes." I remember crying to my brother, "Who the hell do I think I am?! 'Melissa of Baked by Melissa?'" I felt like a fraud."
Mary Bara was named Chief Executive Officer of General Motors effective January 15, 2014. Under her leadership, GM is driving to become the global industry leader in automotive design and technology, product quality and safety, customer care and business results. She is also a member of the GM Board of Directors.