(CBS DETROIT) – Ford Motor Company executives will no longer be known as “chairman” or “chairwoman” but rather just ‘chair.’

The automaker’s Board of Directors voted on July 8 to amend the bylaws and adopt gender-neutral language for these roles.

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Ford spokeswoman Marisa Bradley told the Detroit Free Press on Monday, June 12, “Our roles at Ford aren’t gender-exclusive, and these changes help limit ambiguity and drive the inclusive and equitable culture we’re striving for.”

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This means that the executive chairman will now be the executive chair.

General Motors confirms it also made the change back in May.


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