Why SBN? The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network is a dynamic group of professionals representing the women of SEMA. The SBN oversees the continued development and management of the SEMA Mentoring Program, the Annual SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast, opportunities for SBN Member Networking, SBN Communications, SBN Projects, development of articles and member features, contributes regularly to SEMA Member News, and much more!
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SBN Women's Leadership Forum
BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER
March 5-7, 2024
Reserve your seat by February 29th
Women in the automotive industry face unique challenges. The SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) is offering a comprehensive leadership training called the "Women's Leadership Forum," which is designed specifically to help women in the automotive aftermarket industry advance in their careers.
By bringing women together for focused leadership training, the event educates, inspires and supports women to thrive in the workplace.
Learning tracks enable participants to focus on the aspects that they are most interested in, whether it is personal development or general leadership. The program also provides an intimate setting for networking, games and building new friendships. Creating a place for SBN members to come together and give each other support, advice and opportunity is an invaluable experience.
Celebrate 30 Years with SBN
The SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) is celebrating a milestone: Three decades devoted to advancing women's professional careers through networking, mentoring and education. From Gear-Up Girl events, awards recognition and member spotlights to the Women's Forum and acclaimed all-female builds, the accomplishments rack up.
Learn more about SBN's roots through photos and milestones that define this council.
Who is SBN?
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) is a dynamic group of professionals representing the women of SEMA. They oversee the continued development and management of new opportunities for networking, SBN Communications, SBN Projects, Women’s Leadership Forum and much more!
At the SEMA Show, the SBN Reception and Gear Up Girl events offer networking opportunities unlike any other for women in the specialty-equipment market. The SBN Reception is a celebratory event where members connect and build new collaborations, and the SBN Gear Up Girl event serves as a networking opportunity for professional women to give back and share advice with today’s female youth.
SBN VIRTUAL EDUCATION
As part of the SEMA Virtual Education program, the SBN is hosting virtual education sessions dedicated to helping SBN members enhance their business and professional development.
Participants will receive a comprehensive overview on topics ranging from team management to mastering the job search process. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from and network with leading women in the industry while and learning essential tips and strategies for succeeding in the workplace.
To register for upcoming education events and to view past SBN education sessions now available on-demand, navigate to SEMA's virtual education page using the button below.
Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities Available for Council or Networks
SEMA members are invited and encouraged to increase their involvement and participation in the industry by volunteering for a leadership role. Volunteers are vital to shaping the industry and addressing issues or concerns. When you raise your hand to volunteer, you'll receive leadership development training and work with SEMA staff to build community within your market segment or group. Our volunteers create awareness with legislative leaders, identify challenges and develop solutions to strengthen the industry. Most of all, you will be contributing to and be a part of something bigger. Learn more today!
SBN All-Female Vehicle Build
If you haven't already heard about the SBN All-Female Bronco build, well now you have. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the first All-Female build that took place in 2012. Ten years ago, I said yes to something that changed my life.
There are times in our life that we look back at the events that were most impactful and times that we felt like we had the most impact on others. When I look back in my life, the All-Female Mustang build was both of those moments for me. This is why I am so passionate about this year's anniversary build.
I met some of the most amazing women in the industry; they became my friends, my mentors and my family. It is where I grew the most as a person and woman in the industry. This was the moment that I confirmed that I was doing something I loved and passionate about. I am beyond excited to know that we can bring this to the next generation of women in the aftermarket automotive industry.
This year, Ford Motor Co. supported the build again and supplied SBN with a 2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak.
The build will take place July-October at both SEMA Garage locations, Diamond Bar, CA and Detroit, MI with a final reveal at the 2022 SEMA Show.
- Sara Morosan, BAJA Forged | President
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network’s mission is to provide networking, education, and recognition opportunities for professional women in the Specialty Equipment Industry which will enhance their careers and positively impact the growth of the entire automotive aftermarket.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network is a dynamic group of professionals representing the women of SEMA. The SBN oversees the continued development and management of Gear-up Girl, SBN SEMA Show Reception, opportunities for SBN Member Networking, SBN Communications, SBN Projects, development of articles and member features, contributes regularly to SEMA Member News, and much more! The SBN, now over 550+ members strong, is the fastest growing group within the SEMA membership. Welcome!
For more information, contact Director of Networks Nicole Bradle.
Council & Network Member Spotlight Library
Open to all council and network members, the spotlight program provides the opportunity for individuals in the industry to share their career successes and stories or nominate a colleague / company to share how they are contributing to the specialty-equipment market. If you are, or know a person who deserves to be recognized, you are invited and encouraged to submit an application by selecting the link within each group's section.
#SheIsSEMA Spotlights - November 2022
Find out more about #SheisSEMA Member Spotlight recipient Maggie Valdez. Check out her Q&A's with SEMA.
#SheIsSEMA Spotlights - August 2022
Find out more about #SheisSEMA Member Spotlight recipient Daina Dalesandro. Check out her Q&A's with SEMA.
SBN Select Committee
Sara Morosan, Chair
Tiffanie Hartenstein, Chair-Elect
Cathy Clark, IPC
Bob Cook Sales
Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yamaha Motor Corporation
KW Automotive, Inc. North America
Ford Motor Company
SBN Member Logo Download
Guidelines for Proper Usage of the SEMA Logo(s)
- SEMA encourages SBN members to post the SBN Member logo on any personal professional websites and use it on individualized professional-related materials such as letterhead, catalogs, business cards and advertisements.
- A SBN member may not use the SBN Logo to market a particular product, or affix the logo to a product or to product packaging.
- The SBN Member logo may never be used by a SBN member as a "stand-alone"; the logo must clearly say "Member" exactly as it is placed shown to the left.
- The SBN Member logo may not, under any circumstances, be distorted in its display; the logo must be vertically positioned as originally intended (not tweaked, turned upside down, etc.).
- The SBN Member logo may not be printed in any other color(s) than the original red, black and white scheme. If red is unattainable, then all black is permissible.
If you require a hi-res version of the logo, please email email@example.com.