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Getting Involved With SBN: From MRP to Select Committee

By Christina KwanHeading into the 2013 SEMA Show, the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) re-evaluated its core mission statement, and it now reflects the group’s proactive and ongoing advocacy for women in the aftermarket industry. SBN’s mission is to provide networking, education and recognition opportunities for professional women in the automotive specialty-equipment industry that will enhance their careers and positively impact the growth of the entire automotive aftermarket.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

Getting Involved With SBN: From MRP to Select Committee

By Christina Kwan

SEMA Businesswomen’s Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Awards Top Achievers in the Industry at the 2013 SEMA Show

The 2013 year was especially significant to the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN). Celebrating the past, the present and the future, the SBN reveled in its significant growth in membership and achievements over the past 20 years. SBN paid homage to some of the most influential women who have shaped the aftermarket industry during a special red carpet-themed reception that was held at the Oasis Lounge at the Las Vegas Hotel.
SEMA Member News—January/February 2014

SEMA Businesswomen’s Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Awards Top Achievers in the Industry at the 2013 SEMA Show

The 2013 year was especially significant to the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN). Celebrating the past, the present and the future, the SBN reveled in its significant growth in membership and achievements over the past 20 years.

Everyone’s Guide to SEMA Show Survival

Whether you’re a complete newbie or a seasoned veteran, everyone needs to be reminded of the basics of trade-show survival. Comfortable shoes, breath mints, official SEMA Show guide, water and sleep are the essentials. Here are just a few tips that anyone can use to ensure a stress-free, successful SEMA show.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2013

Everyone’s Guide to SEMA Show Survival

 

Don’t miss the SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast on Thursday, November 7, at the SEMA Show from 7:15 a.m.–9:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas Hotel, Ballroom A. It’s always a sellout, so get your tickets early at www.SEMA.org/sbn.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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SEMA Businesswomen’s Network Planning a Full Calendar of Events for 2013 SEMA Show

Each year, the SEMA Show offers a wide range of product displays, exhibits and educational seminars. For industry veterans, the Show also provides a great chance to reconnect and network with friends and colleagues. The members of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) have been busy planning a full calendar of events for the 2013 SEMA Show to provide just such networking opportunities. Attend one or attend them all; each provides a unique format and opportunity.

SEMA Member News—September/October 2013

SEMA Businesswomen’s Network Planning a Full Calendar of Events for 2013 SEMA Show

 

The Speed Networking Breakfast is open to all SEMA members and is the quickest and easiest way to meet peers, prospects, vendor associates to expand your current network of industry contacts.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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Meet Our Incoming Chairwoman!

Not Just Another Woman in the Industry…It wasn’t long ago that when a male called a business to get his questions answered regarding automotive performance products and he heard a female voice on the other end, his attitude and the tone in his voice would shift to “she has no idea” and he would say, “Just have one of your guys give me a call about this.”For many of us, it has been a tough and long road to find the right balance of confidence, knowledge, professionalism and respect. Although we never wanted to be “one of the guys,” we’ve worked hard for acceptance, appreciation and respect. Our passion for our industry and its advancement is what has driven us to make meaningful contributions.

SEMA Member News—July/August 2013  

Meet Our Incoming Chairwoman!

Not Just Another Woman in the Industry…

It wasn’t long ago that when a male called a business to get his questions answered regarding automotive performance products and he heard a female voice on the other end, his attitude and the tone in his voice would shift to “she has no idea” and he would say, “Just have one of your guys give me a call about this.”

The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network: Access to Success

By Marla Moore and Nan Gelhard In 1993, a small group of the automotive specialty-equipment industry’s businesswomen transformed the SEMA Women’s League, a group catering to the wives of SEMA exhibitors, into the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN). They became a group focused on women’s success in the automotive aftermarket.

SEMA Member News—March/April 2013  

The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network: Access to Success

By Marla Moore and Nan Gelhard

SBN Recognizes Contributions to Women

Each year, the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) recognizes top individuals for their contributions to women in industry. The organization honored the winners of these awards at the 2012 SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast Powered by SBN on November 1, 2012, at the Las Vegas Hotel during the SEMA Show. The honorees for 2012 included Ford Motor Company, winner of the Athena Award; Doug Evans of Source Interlink Media, winner of the Mentor of the Year Award; and Lauren Fix of Classic Tube/Automotive Aspects, winner of the Woman of the Year Award.

SEMA Member News—January/February 2013

  (from left) 2011 award winner Jody Devere; Karen Gietzen-Stewart; SBN Chairman Marla Moore and SEMA Senior Manager of Councils Bryan Harrison.

Garage Groundbreakers: The Women Pioneers

The year 2012 has been a landmark for women in the automotive industry. The SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women has turned the eyes of the world toward the efforts of women in the industry. Here’s a look at some of the women who broke through the barriers and paved the way for those who followed.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2012 

Garage Groundbreakers: The Women Pioneers

By JoAnn Bortles

The year 2012 has been a landmark for women in the automotive industry. The SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women has turned the eyes of the world toward the efforts of women in the industry. Here’s a look at some of the women who broke through the barriers and paved the way for those who followed.

Barb Hamilton

Now Underway: SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

For this year’s SEMA Show, Ford Motor Co. and SEMA have teamed up on a unique project: the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Under the direction of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) and built entirely by SBN members, the project is designed to shine the light on women working in the automotive aftermarket and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry.

SEMA News—September 2012

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Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?

Sponsored by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN), the SEMA Networking Breakfast combined awards presentation and speed-networking event is the quickest way to meet peers, industry leaders and vendor associates who could be instrumental to your business or career. It is open to men and women from all segments of the industry, and it sells out a month before the SEMA Show. The SBN also gives special recognition at the breakfast to individuals or companies that are making extraordinary strides in the advancement of women and newcomers through three awards: 2012 SBN Athena, Mentor of the Year and Woman of the Year.

SEMA Member News—September/October 2012  

Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?

  The SEMA Networking Breakfast will be held at the Las Vegas Hotel, Ballroom A, on Thursday, November 1, from 7:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>  </div>

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