What’s happening this year?

The Women Automotive Network is proud to bring you three virtual events in 2021. Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Women Automotive Summit, as well as the new Spring & Winter Meetups!

Women Automotive – Spring Meetup, 8th March

On March 8th over 250 automotive professionals got together to celebrate International Women’s Day together and joined the #ChooseToChallenge initiative. Thanks to speakers from Bentley, ZF, General Motors, Flex & TE Connectivity for sharing your success stories and insights.

Key Stats:
250+ attendees
30+ countries
317 one-to-one meetings

Women Automotive Summit, 21-22nd June 2021

Now in its 3rd year, this event brings together 500+ passionate automotive representatives from 30+ countries who are inspired to change the dynamics of the industry.

Aiming for the perfect balance between future technology industry trends and diversity & inclusion topics, the event kicks off with the virtual cocktail reception on the 21st, followed by a full day of keynotes, panels, workshops and speed networking on the 22nd.

Last year 754 one-to-one meetings took place and attendees spent an average 7.8 hours online at the event!

Women Automotive – Winter Meetup, 23rd Nov

Join us November 23rd for the final Meetup of the year where we will spend the afternoon reflecting on 2021 and looking ahead to what new challenges and opportunities 2022 will present, before an evening of speed networking!

Agenda coming soon…

What our attendees say


2021 Attendees

2021 Speakers

Angie Gifford

Vice President of Central Europe, Facebook
Angie Gifford has been serving as Facebook’s Vice President for Central Europe since January 2020.

Dr. Astrid A Fontaine

Member of the Board of Management, Bentley Motors
Dr. Fontaine joined Bentley Motors in January 2018. She is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of global Human Resources. In addition she leads the Digital Transformation and Digitalization of enterprise, products (car and services) and customer related areas of the business.

Linda Jackson

Global CEO, PEUGEOT & Member of Top Executive Team, Stellantis
Linda Jackson, born in the United Kingdom and graduating with an MBA from the University of Warwick, has spent her entire career in the automotive industry.


Vice President Digital & IT Sales/Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars, Mercedes-Benz AG, Germany
In this position, she is responsible for all IT-based marketing, sales and aftersales activities as well as the entire digital customer experience.

Dr. Christiane Zorn

Head of Product Marketing, AUDI AG.
She studied business administration as part of a double master’s degree program (business graduate/ master degree) at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Munich and the French EM Lyon Ecole de Management, with a focus on controlling, strategic management and marketing.

Kylie Jimenez

Vice President, People & Innovation, Toyota Motor Europe
Kylie Jimenez joined Toyota Motor Europe (TME) in 2021 as Vice President of People and Innovation.

Inga Maurer

Partner, McKinsey & Company, USA
Inga Maurer first became involved with McKinsey and Company over a decade ago and is currently based in our Chicago office.

Josephine Payne

Craiova Site Director and President Ford of Romania, Ford Motor Company

Interested in joining this fantastic line-up? Submit your speaker proposal online.

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