Women in Auto Care Announces Leadership Conference Lineup

Women in Auto Care Announces Leadership Conference Lineup

The conference will cover a range of topics including leadership, influence in the workplace, mentorship, and overcoming career challenges.

Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, announced the full lineup of speakers for its annual Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference, March 23-25 in Indianapolis, Ind., at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown. This year’s conference speakers and sessions will cover a range of topics including leadership, influence in the workplace, mentorship, overcoming career challenges and more.

Thursday will address leadership with three “lightning talks” from 2020 and 2021 Woman of the Year award winners: Danielle Sonnefeld, vice president, business development, NA Williams; Anne Coffin, director, information technology, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.; and Tara Topel, owner, Topel’s Service Center, Inc. Cheryl Thompson, founder and CEO, Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement (CADIA), will present a general session on “Breaking the Bias,” followed by a facilitated roundtable discussion alongside Tammy Tecklenberg, principal, Tecklenburg Advisors.

Friday morning will kick off with an exercise in innovation with Tamara Ghandour, founder, LaunchStreet. Ghandour will help attendees discover their natural innovative strengths and teach them how to utilize their uniqueness as their competitive advantage. The day will also feature personal and professional development sessions on conquering imposter syndrome by Jessica Hinman, AVP of Corporate Social Responsibility, FCP Euro and successful public speaking by Kathleen Long, Chief Revenue Officer, RepairPal.

Silent Auction
In conjunction with the conference, Women in Auto Care will host an online silent auction in support of its annual scholarship program. With more than 75 items available—ranging from shop tools to jewelry, art, designer bags and more—the silent auction is open to everyone, regardless of conference attendance. All proceeds from the auction will directly benefit Women in Auto Care scholarships, which provide financial assistance for women taking post-secondary automotive coursework across the United States.

More information, including the full conference agenda, can be found on the Women in Auto Care webpage. To register for the 2022 Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference, visit autocare.org/wiacconference.

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