Why Attend?

Due to the global pandemic COVID-19, we have been forced to accept the difficult decision that the event cannot run in June.

Having spent the past year preparing for this event with our speakers, sponsors and event partners, this is devastating news but the safety of our community and everyone involved in the event continues to be our top priority.

We are seeking alternatives, including a new date and webinars to keep our network engaged. We will share our activity plan shortly.

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Why Attend?

Wo-Men Automotive Summit is an event about women, but not just for women! Celebrating international global leaders’ success stories, whilst also exploring how new technologies are affecting everyone’s role in the business.


Opening Keynotes
Case Studies
Roundtable Workshops
Closing Sessions
Networking Activities

09:00 – 09:05 Chair’s Welcoming Speech
Caroline Trudeau, Senior Director, Head of Digital, Slalom, USA

09:05 – 09:25 Be female. Be successful. Become a Digital Manufacturing expert
Marie-Fleur Revel, Vice President, Capgemini, Germany

09:25 – 09:45 Women’s voices to create a sustainable future
Uta Holzenkamp, Senior Vice President, BASF SE, Germany

09:45 – 10:05 Call for women in times of disruption – why the automotive sector needs more female leaders
Ruth Heuss, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Germany

10:05 – 10:50 Keynote Panel Discussion: The tools to succeed
– The importance of a support network
– Female role models
– How to retain great staff
– Changing your work culture for the better

● Mandeep Dhatt, Executive Director of HR, McLaren Automotive, UK
● Sylvia Neubauer, Vice President Interaction Management, BMW Group, Germany
● Dr. Christiane Feder-Andres, Vice President, Capgemini | Founder, Women@Capgemini

10:50 – 11:35 Coffee Break

11:35 – 11:55 Digitizing the Customer Journey at the BMW Group
Sylvia Neubauer, Vice President Interaction Management, BMW Group, Germany

11:55 – 12:15 Reserved for Gold Sponsor 

12:15 – 12:35 Mobility & Diversity
Franz Reiner, CEO, Daimler Mobility AG

12:35 – 12:40 Your Why is Your Key
Anna Honnér, Vice President Sales & Marketing, WirelessCar, Sweden

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00 Roundtable Workshop Sessions
Time to get technical! Choose a table which is relevant to you and your business…

#1 Your Why is Your Key
Anna Honnér, Vice President Sales & Marketing, WirelessCar, Sweden

#2 Women in the automotive industry: what has changed and what hasn’t
Margaret Beever, Head of Purchasing CEE, Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

#3 Learning points from building a Chinese-global e-mobility start-up in Europe
Dr. Angelika Sodian, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker & board Advisor, Austria

#4 How to put together an early careers pipeline: exciting your employees
Mandeep Dhatt, Executive Director of HR, McLaren Automotive, UK

#5 Deep Dive in Corporate Startup Collaboration
Hannah Boomgaarden, Senior Program Manager, STARTUP AUTOBAHN/Plug and Play Tech Center, Germany

#6 Experiences per Mile – how can we make time in the car, time well spent?
Carolin Caparelli, Customer Marketing Manager, Connected Car and Services, HARMAN a Samsung company

#7 Round Table: Networking and Compatibility of Profession, Family and Private life
Dr. Sandra Mähner, Project Manager & Andreas Baumann, Project Manager, Ambassadors for Profession, Family and Private life, Capgemini

#8 Bridging the classical automotive world with the New Digital Age
Gülnaz Önes, Director Engineering IT & CTO, Daimler Trucks AG

#9 Topic TBC
Andrea Seidel, Senior Manager Connectivity Services & Solutions, Daimler Truck AG

#10 Corporate Strategy: The power of partnerships
Dr Maren Celine Schweizer, CEO, Schweizer World, Singapore

#11 Leadership in difficult times – are females the better leaders?!
Klaus Steinmann, Global Head Automotive & Mobility, Mercuri Urval

#12 The path to P&L leadership as a woman: Success factors, lessons learned and non-linear career paths
Aine Denari, Sr Vice President and General Manager, Global Electronics ADAS, ZF, USA

15:45 – 16:05 Why change management is so important in times of digitalization

16:05 – 16:15 Co-Leadership – Inspiring leaders of the future with innovative career models
Dr. Sandra Maus, Co-Head Customer Value Sales for Manufacturing & Automotive, SAP Germany

16:15 – 16:25 How to be profitable in the current economy and mobility transformation?
Dr. Sylvie Römer, Head of Future of Mobility & Andreas Brauchle, Partner, Head of Automotive, Horváth & Partner GmbH, Germany

16:35 – 17:20 Closing Panel hosted by TE Connectivity & Customers
– Future vision of mobility
– Technology trends versus current talent and skills
● Krista Koopmans-de Wever, Senior HR Director Automotive EMEA, TE Connectivity, The Netherlands

17:20 – 17:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks
Caroline Trudeau, Senior Director, Head of Digital, Slalom, USA

06:00 – 07:00 p.m. (17th June) Pre-event Welcoming Drinks
Sponsored by BASF

07:30 – 08:30 Morning Activity: “The early bird catches the worm”

08:15 – 09:00 Pre-Conference Breakfast

17:30 – 19:00 Networking Cocktail Reception

19:00 – …        VIP Gala Dinner 
Co-Hosted with McKinsey


2020 Attendees

Event Speakers

Franz Reiner

CEO of Daimler Mobility AG

Franz Reiner has been the CEO of Daimler Mobility AG since June 1, 2019. The company finances and leases every second vehicle delivered by Daimler.

Dr. Uta Holzenkamp

Senior Vice President Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF
Since April 2018 she is heading the global business unit (GBU) Fuel and Lubricant Solutions which is part of BASF’s Performance Chemicals division

Ruth Heuss

Senior Partner, McKinsey, Germany
Ruth Heuss joined McKinsey & Company in 2001 and is currently Senior Partner in the Firm’s Berlin Office.

Sylvia Neubauer

Vice President Interaction Management, BMW Group

Interested in joining this fantastic line-up? Submit your speaker proposal online, or email us directly: stephanie@wwpartnerships.com

Event Sponsors

Is your company interested in joining this event?

Submit your interest online, or contact one of the team directly to discuss branding options:

Email : stephanie@wwpartnerships.com
Phone : +44 (0) 203 289 5003

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