The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF) welcomed over 150 middle school girls from Jefferson County, Kentucky and Clark County, Indiana to its All Girls Auto Know™ program on November 13, 2018 at the Kentucky Science Center, Louisville KY. The girls participated in the ALL GIRLS presentation, worked on a hands-on STEM activity and had an opportunity to speak to representatives from automotive manufacturers, automotive suppliers and college training programs. The keynote speaker was Dr. Sue Ellspermann who served as the 50th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana and currently is President of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
All Girls Auto Know™ is a one-day event where SAWF invites middle school girls, along with educator chaperones, to explore the many opportunities that are available to each of them through STEM education and in the automotive industry. Nearly 2,000 girls from South Carolina and Alabama have participated in this program since its inception in 2011.
“We are delighted that we were able to bring this program to Kentucky,” said Tami Hatfield, Labor Relations Supervisor for Ford Motor Company at the Louisville Assembly Plant. “There are many opportunities for careers in automotive and it is important that we introduce girls to them.”
Ford Motor Company was the principal sponsor of the All Girls Auto Know™ event in Kentucky with additional support by the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, Ivy Tech Community College and Frost Brown Todd LLC.