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Women Automotive Summit: EUROPE

8th October 2024, Forum am Schlosspark, Stuttgart, Germany

Women Automotive Network

This is the time for women and their allies to come together and support one another. With over 40,000 members already, the Women Automotive Network community continues to grow and uplift on a global scale.

View agenda for our European event, expected to be the most attended Women Automotive Summit yet!"


08:00 - 08:30

Registration & Coffee

08:30 - 09:10


Due to popular demand, this year's Summit will open with a workshop session too. Please note, all sessions run simultaneously and you will need to select just one to join. If you are interested in hosting a session, please contact: Stephanie@WomenAutomotive.com
  1. Artificial Intelligence x Human creativity: the best “collab” to shape the future of mobility
    Agnes Kubiak
    Founder and Trends Expert
  2. Re-thinking your DEI Strategies
    Mark Freed
    Men for Inclusion
    Gary Ford
    Men for Inclusion
9:15 - 9:25

Chair's Welcome

Micha Goebig
CEO & Founder
Go Big Coaching & Communications LLC
9:25 - 9:50

Keynote Interview: "My automotive career"

Linda Jackson
Roger Atkins
Electric Vehicle Outlook Ltd
9:50 - 10:10

Opening Keynote

10:10 - 10:30

Topic to be announced soon...

10:30 - 11:10

2019 Reunion Panel: Five years on, what's changed and what still needs to happen

Hear from some of the speakers from the first 2019 Summit, who are returning to the stage five years later to share their experiences and reflections from the last years.
Monika Mikac
NAD Capital
Stany Winkler
Head of SAP Sales EMEA North
Google Cloud
Stephanie May
Women Automotive Network
11:10 - 11:45

Coffee Break - Networking

This is the perfect opportunity to expand your network, exchange ideas, and find inspiration from like-minded professionals.
11:45 - 12:05

Resilience - navigating growth in supply chain management

Porsche AG is undergoing a continuous growth and transformation process together with its suppliers. Due to macroeconomic headwinds, the resilience of purchasing managers is being challenged in many ways - let us take a look at my personal leadership contribution on how to maintain this resilience and act as a role model.
Sabine Angermann
VP of Purchasing Body Systems
Porsche AG
12:05 - 12:30

Intuitive Business Decisions

In the professional world, people tend to lean on rational fact-based decisions over listening to their gut feeling. Flex will discuss this topic and why using both facts and personal intuition could actually be beneficial to your business and your career.
Nicole Stevenson
VP Business Strategy and Marketing
Melanie Schuttenberg
VP Customer Business Unit Europe & Managing Director Design Center Stuttgart
Rebecca Paradise
Sr. Director Global HRBP Automotive & CIO
12:30 - 12:50

Value Chain shifts in the Automotive Industry - how to face disruption with a smile on your face

Fedra Ribeiro
Board Member Cross Domain Computing and EVP
12:50 - 14:00

Networking Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

Interactive Workshop Session

Main Conference Room: Join our Meshell Baker, Chief Confidence Ignitor for an interactive session, facilatiting networking, discussion and empowerment tools
Breakout Rooms: Prefer a more intimate discussion and our Roundtable Workshops? This year we have 6 dedicated topics and hosts for you to choose from. Please note, all sessions (within breakout rooms and main conference) will run simultaneously and you will need to select just one to join.
Main Conference Room: Interactive Session
Meshell R Baker
Chief Confidence Igniter
    Breakout Rooms
  1. "Embarking on a Transformational Leadership Journey as Female Leader in the Automotive industry – a perspective from a Leadership Advisor"
    Tanja Svjetlanovic
    Spencer Stuart
  2. "Topic TBC"
    Katrina Flynn
    Talent Development Manager
    EU & CVS
    Andrada Branetu
    HR Manager, Romania
  3. "Topic TBC"
    Sara Gallian
    SDV Program Manager
    Eclipse Foundation
  4. Insight & Inspiration: 10 leading voices on the present and future of advancing women in automotive
    Wenham Carter
  5. "Negotiating for women - why, what, how?"
    Christiane Stein
    Director, Global Heavy Truck Research
    S&P Global Mobility
15:00 - 15:40

Coffee Break - Networking

This is the perfect opportunity to expand your network, exchange ideas, and find inspiration from like-minded professionals.
15:40 - 16:00

Topic to be announced soon...

Andrea Seidel
Member of the Supervisory Board & Director IT Infrastructure
Daimler Truck
16:00 - 16:20

Topic to be announced soon...

Louise Brook-Jakisch
Senior Manager
Tania Khasal
Cheif Cyber Security Governance Engineer
16:20 - 16:40


Interested in speaking, contact: kat.jones@womenautomotive.com
16:40 - 17:30

Closing Panel Discussion: "Inspiring inclusion"

Let's reflect, why does DEI matter? What is your company doing to support women and their allies? Hear from global experts who will share their expertise, best practices and personal journeys.
François Dossa
Executive Director Strategy & Sustainability
Sara Aghaeian
Senior Project Manager
Volvo Cars
Caroline Trudeau
Storyteller, Strategist and Senior Industry Advisor
17:30 - 17:45

Chair's Closing Speech

Micha Goebig
Founder & CEO
GO BIG Coaching & Communications
17:45 - ...

AWARDS & Networking Cocktail Reception