10th Annual SAWF Conference Speakers Announced.

Nashville, TN May 29, 2019 – Southern Automotive Women’s Forum is pleased to announce its lineup of speakers for the 10th Annual SAWF Conference, Driving Forward Together, which will take place at the Hilton Franklin Cool Springs in Franklin, TN from July 25 to July 26th. SAWF’s Annual Conference brings together OEM’s, suppliers and service providers for an evening and full day of education and networking opportunities.

The conference opens Thursday evening with the President’s reception sponsored by Frost Todd Brown LLC.  Speakers on Thursday during the president’s reception includes:

Linda Miller, former Director of Manufacturing for Ford Motor Company. This automotive pioneer achieved a number of Ford Firsts culminating her career in being the first female Director of Manufacturing.

Mila Grigg, CEO of Moda Image Brand Consulting will give insight on how to and why you should build a personal brand.

Friday’s conference continues with the following speakers:

Opening the morning session is Doneen McDowell, Manufacturing Executive Director, GMNA Engine and GMCH Sites, General Motors. She will speak about making manufacturing a competitive advantage.

Our panel discussion will be about navigating the OEM and Supplier relationship. Moderator is Janette Hostettler, Vice President of Mazda Toyota with a panel of women-owned automotive suppliers including Ginger Bailey, Founder and CEO of Racemark International, Joan Benore, Vice President Administration of Benore Logistics, Linda Macht, president of Tottser-Iroquois Industries and Rosa Santana, Chief Executive Officer of Santana Group.

Our lunch keynote speaker will be Dr. Laura Lile of Lile Wellness Partners. She will address ways to healthily optimize your performance in the workplace.

The conference ends with the annual awarding of scholarships to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM related field such as science, technology, engineering or math and have an interest in the automotive/mobility industry.

For complete agenda, details on hotel and to register visit http://southernautomotivewomen.org/10th-annual-sawf-conference/

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the personal and professional advancement of women in the automotive industry.  SAWF achieves this mission by collaborating with industry partners to create educational, mentorship, and networking opportunities for its members.  Our members serve as strong role models for one another and for young women of all ages who are interested in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with the hope that they will apply these skills to the automotive industry of the future.  Since its inception in 2010, SAWF has awarded over $285,000 in scholarship funds to young women beginning their careers in STEM and to women seeking to enhance their opportunities.