Who We Are

The Women in Auto Care community is dedicated to it's mission of engaging, educating and empowering women within the auto care industry. Email us: womeninautocare@autocare.org

What We Do

Women in Auto Care is dedicated to providing opportunities, education and career leadership to women in the auto care industry through conferences, networking, scholarships, education, data, awards and more.

  • Annual Leadership Conferences - Women in Auto Care conferences focus on personal and professional development, offering various educational and networking opportunities.
    • Accredited by Northwood University since 2012 - offering continuing education unit (CEU) credits
  • Scholarship Program – Women in Auto Care annually grants scholarships to deserving high school and post-secondary female students.
  • Awards – Women in Auto Care administers and sanctions awards at the Women in Auto Care awards ceremony during AAPEX in Las Vegas
    • Women in Auto Care awards
    • The Automotive Communication Awards
  • Virtual Events – Women in Auto Care hosts monthly Empower Half Hours and Quarterly Book Clubs
  • Connection Circles – Women in Auto Care hosts monthly Connection Circles, online events which connect participants in a casual setting for engaging professional development and networking with their peers

Leadership Council

  • Ellison Lawhead
    AutoZone, Inc.
  • Kathleen Callahan
    Xpertech Auto Repair
    Vice Chair
  • Nancy Brown
    AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care
    At-large Member
  • Christa Bryant
    At-large Member
  • Jacklyn Donahue
    Niterra North America, Inc.
    At-large Member
  • Robyn Fox
    DRiV Inc.
    At-large Member
  • Kathleen Long
    RepairPal, Inc.
    At-large Member
  • Tara Topel
    Topel's Service Center, Inc.
    At-large Member
  • April Williamson
    Genuine Parts/NAPA
    At-large Member
  • Danni Withers
    DENSO Products and Services America, Inc.
    At-large Member
  • Jessica Toliuszis
    Highline Warren
    Past Chair
  • Shireen Doultani
    Schwartz Advisors, LLC
    At-large Member
  • Kim Nolan
    BBB Industries
    At-large Member
  • Sue Sole
    ISC Industries
    At-large Member
  • Jamie Carlson
    Ervines Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid
    At-large Member
  • Esperanza Izquierdo
    XL Parts, Inc.
    At-large Member
  • Autumn Lamb
    GSP North America
    At-large Member
  • Susan Stackpole
    MOTOR Information Systems
    At-large Member
  • Melissa Stephens
    Auto Care Association
    Staff liaison