The Southeastern U.S. has emerged as a manufacturing hub for major automakers. The Southeast is home to assembly plants for Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes, General Motors, Kia, Honda, and Hyundai and the supply chain that supports them. This manufacturing activity results in and creates opportunities for hundreds of thousands of skilled jobs within the region, many of which the trend for women leading in these skilled jobs is growing.
To support this industry presence, the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF) was founded to encourage women to pursue automotive careers and to unite those already serving the industry. Every year, SAWF holds a two day annual conference for networking of like-minded professionals, forward thinking companies and to pursue the latest advanced education and training in the auto industry.