Women in the automotive industry face unique challenges. The SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) is offering a comprehensive leadership training called the "Women's Leadership Forum," which is designed specifically to help women in the automotive aftermarket industry advance in their careers.
By bringing women together for focused leadership training, the event educates, inspires and supports women to thrive in the workplace.
Learning tracks enable participants to focus on the aspects that they are most interested in, whether it is personal development or general leadership. The program also provides an intimate setting for networking, games and building new friendships. Creating a place for SBN members to come together and give each other support, advice and opportunity is an invaluable experience.
Reserve your seat by February 29th
Check-out the schedule on what is planned for this year's event.VIEW FULL SCHEDULE
|8:00 – 4:00 pm||Get your headshot taken|
|9:20 – 10:20 am||Opening Keynote Session: 2000 Free Days: 3 Mindset Shifts to Live a Radically Intentional Life; Ann Sheu|
|10:55 – 11:55 am||Panel Discussion: The New Leadership Challenge – Advancing Women's Leadership; Karuna Thomas, Moderator; Laura Valdez, Panelist|
|1:00 – 2:00 pm and 2:30 – 3:30 pm||Breakout Session:|
|5:30 – 6:30 pm||Networking Happy Hour|
|6:30 pm||Dinner Event|
|9:05 – 9:45 am||Opening Keynote:#shCANic Movement; Patrice Banks|
|9:45 – 10:30 am||Fireside Chat: Executive Leadership Exchange | Women in Leadership: Lifting Up the Next Generation of Women in Leadership; Melissa Parker-Boudreaux, Moderator; Patrice Banks and Jackie Martin, Speakers|
|1:00 – 2:00 pm and 2:00 – 3:00 pm||Breakout Sessions:|
The 2024 SBN Women's Leadership Forum will offer a variety of sessions that will help you as an individual grow in your personal and career journeys. Formats will include interactive workshops, panel discussions, keynotes and much more. Look at the various education formats below, along with a breakdown of each session.
|Session Format||Format Description|
|Keynote||The keynote will feature expert thought leaders and innovators bringing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to help elevate and strengthen your leadership skills.|
|Executive Leadership Exchange - Fireside Chat||This event is designed to allow an Emerging Executive an opportunity to engage in a dialogue and Q&A session with a Senior Industry Executive. A senior Industry executive will share their career journey including obstacles, roadblocks, successes through storytelling, best practices and insights.|
|HR/DEI Panel Discussion||The HR/DEI panel discussion will provide specific strategies to increase the representation of women. This session is designed to provide shared solutions for women's engagement within an organization. The panel discussion is designed to deliver actionable content. It is led by an experienced Chief HR Officer and is joined by industry HR/DEI professionals.|
|Interactive Workshop||These sessions are designed to enable discussions of critical issues in a smaller, more intimate gathering and to dive deeper into more complex topics.|
|Application and Action Planning||The Application and Action Planning session is designed to help attendees define specific actions needed to achieve their application. This session will provide a clear picture of the actions that are needed to achieve your goals and a way to track and record progress.|
Help your company take advantage several benefits by sponsoring activities and giveaways at the SBN Women's Leadership Forum.
Check-out the opportunities below and secure your sponsorship now.
The last day to secure a sponsorship is January .30th
One of the most difficult cases to make is why your company should pay for and allow time-off when it comes to an opportunity like SBN's Women's Leadership Forum. To help give you a head start, we've prepared a 1-page letter to get the ball rolling on having this conversation and why it benefits everybody for you to participate.
Here's a roadmap on how to approach this discussion, along with some important information:
How does this benefit your company?
Attending WFL if a great opportunity for career development but it's also a great opportunity to network with other women in the industry and put the spotlight on your company. We have heard success stories in terms of business development, marketing partnerships and more that have been a direct result of time spent together at WLF.
SBN understands the value in bringing your team to the Forum. SBN is making it easier to for you to get your team here! Register 5 women from the same company and the 6th registration is free. To utilize this method, register your 5 staff and then contact Nicole Bradle at NicoleB@sema.org.
State your Case to Attend:
Tell your Manager why the Women's Leadership Forum is a great opportunity for you and the company. Customize this template based on your goals and those of your company or department.
It is tailored for all women regardless of age, individual situation or current position held within their company. The forum will provide knowledge and strategies for attendees to succeed in their current positions, as well as motivation and inspiration to take your career to the next level.
How to dress?
Business casual attire is broadly defined as a code of dress that blends traditional business wear with a more relaxed style that's still professional and appropriate for an office environment.
Reserve your room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin to receive the discounted rate.
6505 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78752
Enjoy a warm DoubleTree cookie on arrival at our convenient location in Central Austin just three miles from the University of Texas and downtown and 20 minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Zilker Park, South Congress and The Domain are all are within a 20 minute drive. We have an outdoor pool and spa, fitness center.
After you register, you will be able to access the link allowing you to book a discounted hotel room at $209 per night.
Discounted rate = $209 per night (Ends January 26th, 2024)
The SEMA Businesswomen's Network is a dynamic group of professionals representing the women of SEMA. The SBN oversees the continued development and management of the SEMA Mentoring Program, the Annual SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast, opportunities for SBN Member Networking, SBN Communications, SBN Projects, development of articles and member features, contributes regularly to SEMA Member News, and much more!