A new book highlighting the success stories of some of today’s leading female aftermarket professionals will be unveiled next week at AAPEX. The book, “A Woman’s Perspective on Leading” is an essay anthology created by Dr. John A. Passante and features essays from more than 20 pioneering women in the automotive aftermarket. Showcasing a wide range of female leaders, the book captures their diverse and inspirational stories, illustrating their trajectories in the industry and their advice for other women who aspire to become aftermarket leaders as well.
Contributors to the book include Passante as well as JoAnn Bortles, Nicole Brennan, Tammy (Chaffee) Tecklenburg, Jody DeVere, Ruth Ehlinger, Lauren Fix, Julia Johnson, Jody Kramer, Diane Larson, Bogi Lateiner, Paula Lombard, Colleen McCarthy, Amy Mattinat, Ashley Ridenour, Lisa Rodriguez, Karen Salvaggio, Lorraine Schultz, Patricia Serratore, Beth Skove, Laura Soave and Donna Wagner. The book was edited by Amy Antenora of Babcox Media, which also donated all costs associated with publishing the book.
The book will be unveiled at the Women’s Board AAPEX reception, taking place from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in rooms 307-310 in the Sands Expo. Car Care Council staff will be on-hand at the event to make the book available for donation by cash, check or credit card. (Receipts will be provided.) Dr. Passante also will be in attendance to sign the book for attendees. After the reception, the Auto Care Association will have books available for donation in their meeting center in Sands room 201.
The book will be available during the Women’s Board annual networking reception at AAPEX 2015 in Las Vegas as a gift for donations to the Babcox Media Women’s Board Scholarship, which will be presented in 2016 to a deserving woman interested in pursuing a career in the auto care industry.