Since the SBN Live Chat series was introduced in June of 2020, dozens of SBN members have had the opportunity to engage directly with and ask questions to women leaders in the specialty-equipment market. Through these Live Chats, participants get to hear from women in various careers of the automotive aftermarket as they exchanged their stories and career advice with other women in the industry.

All SBN members are invited to mark their calendars and join us for the following mid-day chats where participants will have the opportunity to network and engage with other women in the SBN community.

*All Live Chats are scheduled on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. PST. 

December 2: Melanie White, Hellwig Products

Topic: Goal Setting. Melanie loves setting goals and reaching them herself, but second to that she loves helping others set goals and reach them. Tune in as she shares some of the tools, tricks, and tips she uses to accomplish her goals.

January 6: Erika Marquez, WARN Industries

Topic:  Diversity. Erika will share her story as an immigrant to the USA and as a female in a male-dominated industry. Her reflections and examples of real-life challenges that led to her success is a testimony to motivate young females to work hard to achieve their goals and believe in themselves.

February 3: Kathryn Reinhardt, 4 Wheel Parts, SEMA Board Member

Topic: Kathryn will discuss how she got her start in the industry, share stories about women she met along the way, and give inspiration and advice to other SBN members.

March 3: Laurel Dasher, PDM Automotive

Topic:  The Fear, Bravery and Empowerment of Reinventing Yourself. Laurel has worked in the automotive industry for over 25 years and has had to reinvent herself many times both professionally and personally. Laurel will share her journey of how she gripped her fear, called upon her village to build strength and embraced the concept of reinventing herself over the years, including the during the challenging 2020 environment.

April 7: Jennifer LeFever, Company, 2019 SBN Woman of the Year

Topic: Nicole with add

May 5: Elizabeth Jacobs, HR Culture Geek

Topic: Career Coaching. For more than 15 years, Elizabeth has guided many professionals through the various phases of their careers and will discuss how having access to insider tips can be the difference in landing the dream job and navigating the workplace landscape with ease.