women in auto care
Women in Auto Care is a global community of auto care industry professionals who help transform the lives of those who transform the auto care world. The community is comprised of auto care professionals dedicated to the advancement, education and empowerment of women within the auto care industry. For more than 20 years, Women in Auto Care (formally the Car Care Council Women's Board) has served as the leading organization of women in the auto care business. The organization supports women in the industry as well as female students aspiring to careers in auto care.
Members of Women in Auto Care have careers spanning the entire auto care industry, including technicians, shop owners, engineers, human resources, business management, marketing, sales, product management, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retail, consulting and the industry associations.
Women in Auto Care (WiAC) is dedicated to providing opportunities, education and career leadership to women in the auto care industry through:
CONNECT – Conferences and Networking
EMPOWER – Scholarships, Education, Data, Awards
MENTOR – Leadership Development, Career Counseling, Role Models
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Why should you join Women in Auto Care?
Members have access to all Women in Auto Care resources and communications. WiAC is a professional society with 200+ individual members employed in the automotive industry.
- The WiAC committee organizes and hosts bi-annual Women's Leadership Conferences each winter and summer. These conferences focus on professional development and offer several educational and networking opportunities.
- Every year, WiAC awards multiple scholarships for deserving high school and post-secondary female students. Since 2004, Women in Auto Care has awarded more than $340,000 to female students.
- WiAC administers and sanctions several awards recognizing excellence in several categories throughout the industry. WiAC has Women of the Year awards, as well as Automotive Communication Awards, presented annually during the WiAC press conference at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.
- WiAC conferences are accredited by the Northwood University since 2012, offering attendees continuing education unit (CEU) credits toward their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.
Women in Auto Care Executive Committee Members
The WiAC Committee is a committee of volunteer Auto Care members who help plan and organize conferences, scholarships, and the mentoring program and facilitate communication, best practices, and networking among the professional network. The Committee is charged with providing opportunities, education and career leadership to women in and entering into the auto care industry.
Tammy Chaffee Tecklenburg (Chair), Spectrum Brands - Global Auto Care
Olivia Newton (Vice Chair), Standard Motor Products
Amy Mattinat, Auto Craftsmen Ltd.
Sarah Shelstrom, Integrated Supply Network
Dawn Zieren, The NPD Group
Danielle Sonnefeld, N.A. Williams Company
Lisa Nazoyan, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.
Jill Trotta, RepairPal
Brandi Gardner, AutoZone
Kelly Molyneux, Auto Care Association