3 Leading Women on a world stage

From left, Docherty, Johnson and Webber. GM's leading women, though not on the list.
DETROIT Three General Motors executives who had been on Automotive News' tentative list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry have since been posted abroad. Because they are not based in North America, they were removed from the list even though their influence and reach may have expanded.

They are:

-- Susan Docherty, 47, who was transferred to GM's Shanghai office to head sales and marketing for GM's operations outside the United States and Europe. She had been vice president of U.S. marketing.

-- Denise Johnson, 43, who was promoted from vice president of labor relations to president of General Motors do Brasil.

-- Susanna Webber, 41, who moved to Germany to become GM Europe's vice president of global purchasing and supply chain. In the United States, she had been executive director of global logistics and containers.

Now, if only there were a list of 100 Leading Women in the Global Automobile Industry ...

-- Mary Beth Vander Schaaf