Women Automotive Network launches its first Summit in North America

on February 20, 2024

The Women Automotive Network, a platform dedicated to supporting and empowering women and their allies in the automotive industry, is proud to announce its highly anticipated inaugural summit in Detroit.

Scheduled for June 4, 2024, at the prestigious Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI, this event promises to be a landmark gathering for industry professionals, visionaries, and allies.

The Network has built a dynamic community within the United States and is now bringing together this community of women and their allies in Detroit for a day of celebration, inspiration and networking.

In the words of recent attedees:

"It’s hard to describe in words the special kind of energy and vibe that was there right from the start entering the conference area.”


Automotive professionals are invited to get inspired by the Network’s line-up of influential speakers who are driving the automotive industry forward, including a vast array of keynote speakers, including Claudia Marquez, COO, Genesis Motor North America; Sabrina Yuan, VP Strategy and Business Development Company, Cariad Inc. – a Volkswagen Group Company; and Ashwini Balasubramanian, General Manager - Advanced Engineering, Harley Davidson Motor Company I President, Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation.

There will also be a number of interactive workshops led by well-known industry powerhouses, enabling attendees to participate in hands-on sessions on topics such as: ‘Changing Gears: Strategies for Women to Lead with Confidence in the Auto Industry’; ‘How to Prevent the Extinction of Automotive Brand Loyalty & Increase Customer Retention’; and ‘10 Easy Steps to Beat Performance Review Bias’.


The Network is partnering with WardsAuto and AutoTech Detroit for the Awards Ceremony. Applications for the Network’s two categories (below) can be submitted here until March 1st.
  • "Automotive Women of the Year"
  • "Global Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Champion Employer".


Those looking to get involved and make an impact on not only their own career, but the shape of the industry as a whole, can register here.

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