Every year around this time I remind you about my love of cars, and my love of the Chicago Auto Show. I have been attending every year for the past several years with very few exceptions. Once again this year I will be attending the What Drives Her Luncheon with A Girl’s Guide to Cars. I attended in 2019 and had a blast!
In partnership with Women in Automotive and A Girls Guide to Cars, the fourth annual What Drives Her Luncheon will focus on how women are shifting the public conversation, how they are building careers in the automotive industry and how they are impacting sales and economic trends. The program will also focus on how women are changing the automotive business from the inside.
Do you like cars? Are you interested in the auto industry? If so, you should come and join us on Friday, February 7th at the Chicago Auto Show. Although it is media day, the What Drives Her luncheon is open to the public. It will be a luncheon full of women that love cars. However, even if you are a guy, you are more than welcome to attend! Hear from women who are involved in the automotive industry. They will share what they love about their jobs, what got them into cars, and what is like being a woman in a male-led industry.
What Drives Her Luncheon Details
Date & Time: Friday February 7, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Chicago Auto Show, McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616
Who: Automotive professionals, media and students interested in a career in automotive
Auto Show Press Days Feb. 5-7th
The show is open to Public Feb. 8 – 17th
If you are a woman wondering how you can get into the automotive industry this event is perfect for you. Women are a huge determining factor in auto purchases, so of course it’s natural that we want to give our input while building the cars. I mean think about it, women usually know exactly they want and we have a way of getting what we want! 🙂 So, we definitely know what they want in a vehicle.
What Drives Her Speakers include…
- Amy Marentic, Director of Product Line Management, Ford Icons
- Angela Zepeda, Chief Marketing Officer of Hyundai
- Keitha Blackburn, Manager, Experiential Marketing, Porsche
- Kelly Webb Roberts of Webb Auto Group
- Roz Varon, Traffic and Transportation anchor, ABC 7 Chicago
- Jessica Egerton, Director of Brand at Cooper Tire
- Michelle Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications, Borg Warner
- Jennifer Newman, Editor in Chief of Cars.com
- Scotty Reiss, Founder of A Girls Guide to Cars
- Tanya Gazdik, Senior Reporter, Automotive, MediaPost
And of course I’ll be sharing plenty of beautiful photos of new cars on Instagram. As you already know I love my Ford Explorer. I’m really looking forward to getting another look at the new 2020 Ford Explorer. At last year’s show it was brand new and was pretty much just a concept of what it was going to become. Now? I see them driving all around the city of Chicago. And I live in a spot where I see the new ones that still have protective stickers on driving down the expressway going to the overflow lot. I think this has helped fueled my obsession! I’m not ready to upgrade just yet, but we’ll see if they can convince me that I need to soon. 🙂
I’m also open to seeing what other companies are doing. There have been some pretty awesome vehicles released over the past couple of years, and I would like to get a close look at them. When I do, I usually look for an SUV with 3 rows, plenty of cargo space, top notch safety features, and lots of tech to appease my gadget obsession.
Anything you want to see? Leave me a comment here or send me a tweet and let me know. And RSVP to attend the lunch ASAP!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by A Girls Guide to Cars. All opinions are my own.