Be fearless. That was a key message that 300 female automotive professionals received May 3 at the Automotive News Leading Women regional conference in Nashville. Dynamic speakers talked about how to do that, as well as how to empower others.
Speakers included a pair who set up a women’s network at Continental North America — Janet Harden, left, and Carolyn Cerny, with Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein.
AskPatty.com CEO Jody DeVere, who advised attendees to become fearless.
Kathy Gilbert, CDK Global director of sales and business development, whose message was be brave and network.
Speaker Nicole Koesling, left, senior vice president of human resources at Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, greets Christine Steinberg, senior vice president of servicing operations at Volkswagen Credit, before lunch.
Speaker Judy Wheeler, right, Nissan North America division vice president for U.S. and Canada dealer network strategy, with Kristina Adamski, vice president of corporate communications for Nissan North America.
Gabrielle Cohen, vehicle operations manager for Toyota Motor North America, left, high-fives Chelsea Harshbarger, district manager for Toyota Motor North America, during Margie Warrell’s presentation.
Margie Warrell, an author of books about living with courage, signs a book for Susan Quattlander, vehicle acquisition manager at Enterprise Holdings.
Nashville networking, speed meeting style.