In November, Automotive News' "100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry" special section delivered a thunderous message to the industry: Leadership opportunities for women must expand.
The project turned attention to a critical topic in an industry that struggles to find the people resources it needs. General Motors CEO Mary Barra described "100 Leading Women" as a vital element in the effort to elevate women in the car business.
Because this project has profoundly resonated with the industry, Automotive News has a new initiative -- the Automotive News Leading Women Network. Presented in collaboration with Deloitte, Inforum and Ally, the network will be a community of executives who have a clear set of goals: to empower, mentor and educate women in automotive.
The group's advisory council comprises top executives from Ally, Cascade Auto Group, Continental, Deloitte, Enterprise Holdings, Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Inforum, Lear, Magna, Manheim and Automotive News.
The Leading Women Network's first event will be a luncheon on Nov. 10 at The Henry in Dearborn, Mich. Details will be available soon.
We invite you to get involved. Enter your information at autonews.com/leadingwomennetwork to be informed when activities are scheduled.