CEOs Mary Barra and Ed Bastian to discuss protecting people and the planet in Delta’s continuing series.
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Delta CEO Ed Bastian will be joined by Mary Barra, General Motors Chair and CEO, to discuss protecting people and the planet in the next episode of Gaining Altitude, streaming live on Sept. 17.

Gaining Altitude

Guest: Mary Barra, General Motors Chair and CEO
Streaming Live: Friday, Sept. 17, 1-2 p.m. ET (replay available on demand after 24 hours)

In Gaining Altitude, Bastian hosts live one-on-one conversations worth navigating with leaders across industries about leadership, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Under Barra’s leadership, GM has a vision of a world with zero crashes, to save lives; zero emissions, so future generations can inherit a healthier planet; and zero congestion, so customers get back a precious commodity – time.

“Mary is a visionary leader, and there is tremendous power in having a vision that drives you and your corporation forward toward a better future,” Bastian said. “From her commitment to an all-electric future to the aspiration of being the most inclusive company in the world, we all have a lot to learn from her success at GM.”

These conversations are not new for Delta. Throughout the pandemic, regular virtual Town Hall discussions were popular among employees that featured community leaders – giving Delta people the opportunity to listen, grow their understanding and drive change. The Town Halls and the Gaining Altitude series offer viewers a chance to submit their questions live through a moderated Q&A to be a part of the conversation.

From “Enlightened Hospitality” to employee-first culture and the importance of knowing your personal values, the first two episodes with Tristan Walker and Danny Meyer featured meaningful leadership and life lessons.

Visit to discover all the episodes, sign-up for podcast updates and receive live episode reminders that include the next episode with Mary.

Keep an eye out for the first two episodes on board your next flight on Delta Studio® starting Oct. 21.

Maria Moraitakis, Delta Corporate Communications, contributed to this article.

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