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Three Ways SBN Members Can Get Involved and Recognized Right Now

By Ashley Reyes

The SBN is currently recruiting volunteers for various Show events and network reception.

Raising awareness of women in the specialty-equipment industry is a top priority of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN). As such, the network provides year-round networking, education and recognition opportunities for professional women in the industry to help them excel in their careers and positively impact the growth of the automotive aftermarket. Listed below are three ways that SBN members can get involved and receive recognition now.

Be Featured as a #SheIsSEMA Member

The SBN is currently accepting applications for women to be featured in the #SheIsSEMA spotlight campaign, which raises awareness of career possibilities and spotlights successful women in the specialty-equipment industry. The #SheIsSEMA spotlight will feature how these women landed their careers and how they continue to thrive in a male-dominated industry. This program also provides recognition for member companies that promote within the industry.

Do you know, or are you, a woman with a career in the automotive industry? Submit your #SheIsSEMA application for a chance to be featured on SBN’s social media, SEMA eNews and be recognized on the #SheIsSEMA website.

Engage With Seven-Time Racing Champion and Influencer Karen Salvaggio

Karen Salvaggio

Join the SBN for a Facebook Live Chat featuring race-car driver, motor-car influencer and public speaker Karen Salvaggio, August 5, at 12:00 p.m. (PDT).

Salvaggio is a seven-time racing champion and personal coach who has secured more than 200 first-place victories in competition. Live Chat participants will hear about challenges that Salvaggio has overcome, discover how she continues to dream big and learn what inspires her as the president of Shift Up Now—a collective of women racers that instills courage and confidence through motorsports.

With 35 years of experience on the racetrack, Salvaggio is an expert on mentoring her clients on how to find, follow and live out their dream lives, and is an active member of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network. Tap into her expertise by tuning into SBN’s Facebook page, August 5, at 12:00 p.m. (PDT).

Volunteer at the 2020 SEMA Show or on a Committee

The SBN is excited to see its members at the 2020 SEMA Show. The network is currently recruiting volunteers for various Show events and network reception. Want to connect with leadership and get involved?

Contact SBN Council Director Nicole Bradle at for details on how to participate in SBN activities at the SEMA Show, or to volunteer to serve on one of SBN’s four committees (Communications, Resources, #SheIsSEMA, Events).

“The SBN is proud to represent an inspirational group of business leaders, women entrepreneurs, and industry advocates,” said Bradle. “By getting more involved with the SBN, our members can connect and share their voice, and become more engaged in the industry.”