Leadership Interviews

The Women Automotive Network’s Leadership Interview Series, featuring insightful interviews with women in automotive, takes place live on LinkedIn each month.

As we continue on our mission to work collaboratively with members to inform and liaise on hot topics, these monthly sessions see us welcome a well-known host and leader from the industry to discuss in detail key topics relevant to the automotive sector.


Past Events

May: "Diversity as more than a global trend: Embracing authenticity for Success"

Sign up for the Women Automotive Network's next leadership interview and join us for an engaging discussion on 'Diversity as more than a global trend: Embracing authenticity for Success & Clarity'. Joining us are: Wiebke Ståhl (previously Bauer) - Managing Director, Bugatti International S.A. & Caroline Trudeau - Storyteller, Strategist and Senior Industry Advisor


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April: "RE THINKING YOUR DEI STRATEGIES WITH MEN FOR INCLUSION."

Join us for an engaging roundtable discussion on the tangible business benefits of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies. We'll delve into the effectiveness of current approaches and question whether traditional approaches based on fixing women and blaming men is the right path. Are your male colleagues passive or resistant to change? Our women in automotive Live Event, led by Men for Inclusion, offers a unique perspective. We'll explore whether it's time for a different approach and challenge traditional notions.


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January: "MARKETING TO WOMEN AND MARKETING YOURSELF"

Are you interested in better understanding how to market exciting products like automobiles to women buyers? What is it like to help automakers focus more on women generally? Are you a career-minded woman in an industry like automotive, historically led by men? What is it like to compete for the top jobs as a woman in the automotive industry? Register now for a live interview with Chris Feuell, CEO of Chrysler, to discuss these topics and more with your host George Ayres.


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December: "MY AUTOMOTIVE CAREER AND ADVICE."

Join us for our final Leadership Interview of the year where Linda Jackson, CEO, Peugeot will share insight with us into her automotive career. You can expect to hear why DE&I is important to her and the team and why she decided to get involved in the Network. She’ll explain some of her proudest career moments, and offer advice about what she’s learned during her time in the automotive industry.


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November: "HOW CAN ESTABLISHED COMPANIES OPERATE LIKE A START-UP?"

Join our November Leadership Interview with Jaclyn McQuaid, President and Managing Director, General Motors Europe who is leading GM's entry into Europe as a nontraditional mobility start-up business, leveraging their global growth investments in the electric vehicle space, to disrupt traditional business models and transform the experience of our customers.


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October: "FEMALE LEADERSHIP IN GLOBAL E-MOBILITY START-UPS."

Dr Angelika Berger-Sodian is a leader in the global mobility revolution, with extensive experience in scaling startups and crafting brand stories. She is CEO and Chairwoman of the Board at “The Portuguese Stealth Mode Mobility Startup” and resides in Lisbon. Roger Atkins is the Founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd., with over 38 years of experience in the auto sector. He shares insights and stories through his blog, podcast, and LinkedIn platform, and provides strategic advisory services to companies driving innovation in the EV ecosystem.


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