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Women in Auto Care organizes and hosts an annual leadership conference. The conference provides attendees with dynamic speakers and workshops including personal and professional development tools and updates on industry trends. All attendees are eligible to receive continuing education units (CEU) credits toward their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) professional designations. 

Our conferences have been accredited by Northwood University since 2012.

  • 2020 Annual Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference

    Wednesday, February 19 - Friday, February 20 
    Omni Charlotte                                                                    
    Charlotte, NC

    Maximize your performance and boost your drive at the 2020 Women in Auto Care Annual Conference! Join the Women in Auto Care community Feb. 19-20 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. for two engaging days of dynamic speakers and workshops focused on sharpening personal and professional development skills and providing you with the latest industry updates and trends 

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    Conference Highlights

    Featured Speaker: Sara Ross

    Opening Keynote: Tapping Into Your Emotional Intelligence to Succeed in Work and Life: Emotional intelligence is a powerful predictor of performance and a distinguishing competitive advantage, but can be a nebulous trait to teach. In this session, learn how EQ can help manage intense and stressful environments; increase productivity and profitability; drive innovation and strengthen relationships! 

    Featured Speaker: Stacey Hanke

    Thursday Keynote: Influence Redefined: We all want to enhance our influence…but what if we are sabotaging our influence without even knowing it? This session will provide you a proven, step-by-step method for creating influence that moves people to action long after an interaction is over. Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday®.

    High Level Schedule
    Tuesday, February 18     
     6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.   Cocktails & Connections sponsored by ACPAC
     8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.   Exclusive Platinum & Gold Sponsor Networking Dinner (invitation only)
    Wednesday, February 19 
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Helping Hands Volunteer Activity
    12 p.m. – 1 p.m.    Let's Do Lunch
    1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.     Opening Keynote: Tapping Into Your Emotional Intelligence to Succeed in Work and Life 
    2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.     Defining Leaders 
    3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.     Industry Update 
    4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.     Performance Driven presented by Randy Meyer Racing 
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.    Roaring 20's Casino Fundraising Dinner Event ( click here to donate)
    Thursday, February 20 
    7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.    Morning Kickstarter: Wellness Activity     
    8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.     Networking Breakfast & Coffee with a Mentor
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    Breakout Sessions Round I 
    11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.     Breakout Sessions Round II 
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.     Let's Do Lunch 
    1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.     Defining Leaders
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.    Keynote: Influence Redefined
    3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.     Industry Briefing: Legislative Challenges Facing the Aftermarket 
    3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.     Roundtable Discussions 
    5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Closing Reception


  • Registration Fees
        Auto Care Member Non-Member
    Attendee    $495 $595 
    Shop Owner/Technician Attendee    $275 $325 
    Social Guest
    Rate only available to guests of Women in Auto Care registrants and does not permit access to educational sessions. Social guests welcome for meals and happy hours.
      $150 $150 


  • Hotel Information

    Omni Charlotte 
    Address: 132 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202 
    Phone: (704) 377-0400 

    Please contact for a hotel reservation. Please note the rooms are first come, first served.

    Travel Information

    Airport: The closest airport to the Omni Charlotte is Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and is located approximately 8 miles from the hotel (approximately 15 minutes)..


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