As a child, Michelle Christensen often sat in the rumble seat of her dad’s ’32 Ford as they headed to hot-rod shows. Decades later, Christensen led the exterior design of Acura's NSX supercar. The 36-year-old -- who looks up to other female auto designers as well as GM CEO Mary Barra -- says her position has inspired young women to pursue automotive careers. Looking ahead, Christensen plans to mentor other women by encouraging them to "break beyond" gender stereotypes.
Acura designer Michelle Christensen: 'Ignore boundaries'