Eleanor Josaitis, 68
Executive Director, Focus: HOPE
First automotive job: Developing Focus: HOPE's Machinist Training Institute, 1981
Proudest achievement: "Working to accomplish the Focus: HOPE mission to overcome racism, poverty and injustice."
On being successful: "Success is always a team effort. I'm deeply grateful to my colleagues and volunteers who work tirelessly to make Focus: HOPE successful and for being able to share our successes with other states and countries seeking new economic opportunities for their citizens."
On being a woman in the industry: "It's a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate that this dynamic industry welcomes people of talent and accomplishment regardless of gender, ethnicity or race. I'm proud to be a part of this great industry.''