women leadership conference

Women in Auto Care organizes and hosts a winter and summer leadership conference. These conferences provide 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.

  • 2019 Summer Women Leadership Conference

    Wednesday, August 7 - Thursday, August 8
    Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
    Detroit, MI

    Join us in Detroit as we join with AIA Canada to bring women in the auto care industry across borders for an international meeting of ideas, insight and influence. This conference will offer women in our industry new ways to explore and achieve their professional goals by expanding their networks and influence across borders.

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    Conference Speakers

    Keynote Speaker: Judi Holler

    Session: REV UP Your Courage: This session will help you transform fear into a powerful secret weapon so you can connect in even more powerful and profitable ways! Judi is a keynote speaker, author, and a professionally trained improviser and alumni of The Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago, Ill.  Follow Judi for a sneak peek of what’s to come!

    Featured Speaker: Melissa Marshall

    Session: REV UP Your Presentations: Even the best idea is destined to remain undiscovered unless it’s presented in a clear and compelling way that sparks innovation and drives adoption.This session will  provide you with practical skills and confidence needed to shift from “information dump”-style presentations into ones that are meaningful, engaging and inspire people to act.


  • Registration Fees
        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

    Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
    Address: 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243
    Phone: (333) 568-8000

    The deadline to receive the discounted $179 rate at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center was Wednesday, July 10th. Please contact Danielle King, danielle.king@autocare.org, for further inquiries. 

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    Travel Information

    Airport: The closest airport to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and is located approximately twenty one (21) miles/thirty (30) minutes from the hotel.

    Taxi: One-way fare is approximately $52 from DTW with travel time of 30 (thirty) minutes in clear traffic.

  • Past Conference Agendas
    2018 Summer Conference recap!


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