2018 Highlights

WiA Northern Conference 2018 Highlights

The 2018 Women in Automotive (WiA) Northern Conference was our best WiA conference yet! Nearly 200 professionals from across the automotive industry attended the conference and enjoyed keynote presentations, an engaging panel discussion, a networking breakfast and industry luncheon, as well as various other networking opportunities.

The 2018 Women in Automotive (WiA) Northern Conference Speakers:

Julie Fream
President and CEO – OESA

Andrea Brimmer
Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer - Ally Financial

Cheryl Thompson
Director of Prototype Operations - American Axle & Manufacturing
Founder and CEO - Lead One Lead All™

Veronica Braker
VP, Operations Performance Materials NA - BASF Corporation

Mary Muwwakkil
Manager, Project Management - Schaeffler Group USA Inc.

Telva McGruder
Director Global Facilities Engineering and Manufacturing Operations - General Motors

Carrie Uhl
Vice President of Purchasing and Supply Chain, Magna

Ben Stanley
Global Automotive Research Lead - IBM Institute for Business Value at IBM Global Business Services

Alba Contreras Rodriguez
Global Operations Executive

The 2018 Women in Automotive (WiA) Northern Conference Sponsors:

Industry Lunch





Schaeffler Group

Snack Break

North American Stamping Group


Dassault Systemes
Harbour Results
WiM Michigan Chapter