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The first Women Automotive Summit was proud to welcome 175 attendees in Stuttgart, June 2019. This was 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.

2019 Agenda

Opening Keynote: Secret to success
Session 2: Challenge yourself
Session 3: Roundtable Workshops
Session 4: Future Automotive Industry
Networking Activities

09:30  Opening Keynote
Sophie Seiwald, Managing Director,

09:50  The Journey into Blue Sky
Angelika Sodian, Managing Director, NIO, UK

10:10 On-stage Interviews with award-winning experts
-Angelika Sodian, Managing Director, NIO, UK
-Roger Atkins, LinkedIn Top Voice 2018
-Sophie Seiwald, Managing Director,
-Helen Emsley, Executive Director, Global Design, General Motors, USA

11:45 – 12:05“All is possible”: it’s all about confidence and taking risk
Linda Jackson, CEO, Citroën, France

12:05 – 12:25 Why software and the future of the automotive industry requires female leadership
Ellen Sasson, Automotive Industry Advisor, SAP, USA

12:25 – 12:45 Challenge your current position!
Carasa Software Anna Renberg Honnér, Director Sales & Marketing, WirelessCar, Sweden

14:00 – 15:00 Roundtable workshop session
Time to get technical! Choose a table which is relevant to you and your business…
Topics include:
How “new work” becomes part of the automotive industry
-Dr. Anna-Charlotte Fleischmann-Kopatsch, Senior Consultant, MHP –a Porsche Company
How OEMs can innovate by collaborating with start-ups
-Livia Toth, Ventures Associate, Plug and Play Tech Center, Germany
The 10 most popular mistakes in Leadership
-Klaus Steinmann, Global Head Automotive & Mobility, Mercuri Urval
International Perspectives and Best Practices for Advancing Women in STEM in Automotive
-Gail Mattson, President, INWES, USA

16:05 – 16:25 Team work and your future in the digital transformation, what role are people playing in an adoptive manufacturing environment?
Uwe Kueppers, Chairman EMEA, MESA & Snr Business Development Manager, Rockwell, Germany

16:25 – 17:15 Closing Panel: What does success look like to you?
Livia Toth, Ventures Associate, STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play, Germany
Monika Mikac, CBO, QEV Technologies, Spain
Clare Martin, Group HR Director, Jardine Motors Group,UK
Mary-Jo de Leeuw, Manager, Cybersecurity & Policy, #justsaying

08:45 – 09:30 Pre-Conference Breakfast
Join us for the most important meal of the day and ensure you’re ready to go for the full day ahead
11:00 – 11:45 Coffee Break
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break Join all delegates in the RUO Restaurant
14:00 – 15:00 Roundtable Workshop Discussions
15:00 – 15:45 Coffee Break
17:30 – 19:00 Networking Cocktail Reception

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2019 Attendees

2019 Event Speakers

Linda Jackson

CEO – Citroen, France

British woman, leader of a French company. Like cars and above all the people who are involved in the business.


Sophie Seiwald

Managing Director,

Before joining, Sophie was building up the Digital Hub for the Daimler Financial Services Division in Singapore.

Helen Emsley

Executive Director of Design, Global Buick and GMC, General Motors, USA

In August 2016, Helen Emsley was named Executive Director, Global Buick and GMC Design, which was an expansion of her role as Executive Director of Design for Global GMC and User Experience, a position she held since 2013.

Dr Angelika Sodian

Managing Director, NIO UK

Dr Angelika Sodian is the Managing Director of NIO UK. Austrian by birth, she lives and works in London as part of NIO’s senior management team.

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