Women Automotive Summit: DETROIT

4th June 2024

Women Automotive Network

This is the time for women and their allies to come together and support one another. With over 34,000 members already, the Women Automotive Network community continues to grow and uplift on a global scale.

View agenda for our highly anticipated Detroit Summit!


Detroit Online Agenda, June 4


Chair's Welcome

  • Ana Lovera
    Founder, Sourcing Values Inc

Empowering Leadership: Cultivating a Resilient Workforce

  • Meshell R Baker
    Chief Confidence Igniter

Available Keynote

Interested in securing this position? It is exclusively available for our Corporate Partners . If you're passionate about supporting initiatives that drive positive change and wish to highlight your contributions, please get in touch with us for partnership opportunities.

On-stage Interview: Driving Excellence

Join us for this on-stage interview with Claudia Marquez, where she will share her journey to success in the competitive auto industry
  • Claudia Marquez
    Chief Operating Officer, Genesis Motor North America
  • Joan Michelson
    Host of Electric Ladies Podcast, Forbes Contributor, and Coach

The importance of internal networks - lessons learnt and best practices

  • Stephen Livingston
    Co-Chair - Global Women of Ford & Chief Ally, Ford Motor Company
  • Rima Ghafari Jasser
    Global Chair - Women of Ford, Ford Motor Company
  • Stephanie May
    Director, Women Automotive Network

The Future of Auto and of Women in Auto: Insights from the AlixPartners Disruption Index™ and Beyond

  • Yvette Zhang, Director
    Automotive & Industrial Practice, AlixPartners LLP

Intuitive Business Decisions

  • Candace Renfrow
    Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Flex
  • Judith Gaspar
    Director, Learning & Development, Flex
  • Nicole Stevenson
    VP Business Strategy and Marketing, Flex
  • Melanie Schuttenberg
    VP Customer Business Unit Europe & Managing Director Design Center Stuttgart, Flex


Interested in speaking, contact: isabella@womenautomotive.com

On-stage Interview

How to re-invent yourself in the software defined world. Hear all about Sabrina's journey from General Counsel for Porsche in China, to tech founder in Silicon Valley and now head of strategy and product for Cariad North America
  • Sabrina Yuan
    VP Strategy and Business Development Company, Cariad Inc. – a Volkswagen Group Company
  • Caroline Trudeau
    Storyteller, Strategist and Senior Industry Advisor

You Don't Have To Be Good At Sales To Be Good At Sales

How can you find your own selling super power and use it in your career and business to gain confidence in sales
  • Kirsti Jane
    Founder & CEO, House of Motorsport - the Agency

Closing Panel: Where exactly are the Opportunities? How to make your own Career Plan!

Join global leaders as the explore the differences across job functions and geographies. What are the various challenges and rewards for women leaders.
  • George Ayres
    Managing Director, AutoMobility Advisors
  • Ashwini Balasubramanian
    General Manager - Advanced Engineering, Harley Davidson Motor Company I President, Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation
  • Alisha Bellezza
    SVP, Global Automotive Coatings, PPG
  • Anna Markett
    SVP, Supply Chain Stellantis North America

Chair's Closing Speech

  • Ana Lovera
    Founder, Sourcing Values Inc.