Women in Auto Care
Engaging, educating and empowering women in auto care
The Women in Auto Care community is dedicated to it's mission of engaging, educating and empowering women within the auto care industry.
Women in Auto Care provides opportunities, education and career leadership to women in the auto care industry through conferences, networking, scholarships, education, data, awards and more.
Donate to the Women in Auto Care Scholarship Fund
Women in Auto Care awarded more than $410,000 in cash and tool kit scholarships this year to deserving high school and post secondary female students.
Please join us in supporting this cause that will pave the way for future generations of women in the automotive aftermarket!Donate Here
Looking for an informal, virtual way to connect with other Women in Auto Care members? Each month we host Connection Circles, online events which connect participants in a casual setting for engaging professional development and networking with their peers.
Connection Circles include:
Build Your Personal Brand
The Balancing Act
Women of the World
Female Shop Owners
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Women in Auto Care and Their Allies Reception at AAPEX
November 1, 2023
The Women in Auto Care community is dedicated to its mission of connecting, empowering and mentoring women within the auto care industry. Join us at our annual AAPEX reception for a chance to connect with the community outside of the busy show hours. The Women in Auto Care Reception is open to all AAPEX attendees (regardless of gender) and is free to attend. No registration required.
Women in Auto Care Awards Ceremony at AAPEX
November 1, 2023
Celebrating success throughout the industry, the Women in Auto Care awards will honor the winners of both the Women of the Year Awards and the Automotive Communications Awards. The awards are open to all and free to attend. No registration required.
Women in Auto Care Wednesday Networking Breakfast at AAPEX
November 1, 2023
Women in Auto Care's annual networking breakfast gives AAPEX attendees a chance to connect with the community over a cup of coffee, outside of the busy show hours. Tickets are $60 each and are required to attend. This year’s breakfast will include a Q&A, moderated by Kathleen Long, with the four 2023 Women of Excellence Award winners.
HR Business Exchange Connection Circle
October 26, 2023 to September 26, 2024
HR Business Exchange Connection Circle is a place for HR professionals and Business leaders to come together to learn and collaborate on various topics that are current, hot button issues facing businesses today. The circle moderators and guests have a vast variety of experience across our industry and beyond. This circle will touch on all topics where people intersect with the business including trends, regulatory changes, and HR topics such as Labor Law, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Engagement, Succession, Development, DE&I and more.
Women in Auto Care Empower Half Hour with Liz Whalen
October 13, 2023
Are you looking for a dose of empowerment after a long week but find yourself overbooked and your calendar overflowing? Well, we have the perfect event made for YOU and your schedule! The Women in Auto Care Empower Half Hour series is your monthly dose of empowerment. In these podcast-style interviews on the second Friday of each month, hear from women who are shaping the aftermarket industry. Join us for the August edition of Women in Auto Care Empower Half Hour with Liz Whalen, President & CEO, Whalen Search Group.
Generation Gap Connection Circle
September 12, 2023 to February 13, 2024
Savannah Musselman and Tanya Hunt want to help you navigate your career in an ever-changing environment
Women of the World Connection Circle
August 30, 2023 to January 31, 2024
Roxana Rincon and Andrea Roman of AutoZone Mexico, host this international circle where experiences, challenges and tips are shared.
The Balancing Act Connection Circle
August 2, 2023 to July 3, 2024
Olivia Newton-Droney hosts a monthly conversation to discuss the challenges of work-life integration in today’s everchanging environment, celebrate our wins at work and beyond, and share strategies for maintaining our unique balancing acts.
Female Shop Owners Connection Circle
July 20, 2023 to June 20, 2024
This Connection Circle is a place for female shop owners to connect and discuss specific topics each month. It is ran by Women in Auto Care superstars Jamie Carlson, Kathleen Callahan, and Michelle Tansey.
Build Your Personal Brand Connection Circle
July 12, 2023 to June 12, 2024
Jacki Lutz hosts a workshop designed for professionals who want to build and communicate their personal brand in order to foster opportunities in their career and promote growth for their companies.
What Members Are Saying
WiAC provides a comfortable space for women to discuss goals, problem solve challenges and create a support network.Andrea Forgue MOTOR
Women in Auto Care was built on the foundation of collaboration and sets a high bar for all Auto Care communities to follow.Bill Hanvey Auto Care Association
Why we’re with Auto Care: there is strength in numbers when promoting industry issues to government.Jeff and Judy Walter Zimmerman's Automotive
As the only woman in my company, it is great to be with smart, extraordinary women who lift each other up!Sue Spencer Barolin + Spencer
News and Activities
Business Leader Erin Stafford to Keynote 'Beating Burnout' at Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference
Women in Auto Care Announces 2022 Women of the Year
2021 Women of the Year Award Winner Interviews
2021 Automotive Communications Awards Winners Announced
Registration Open for Auto Care Association’s First-Ever ‘Auto Care Connect’ Unified Event Experience