Networking and Career Advancements Opportunities for Women at the SEMA Show

By Ashley Reyes

SBNFor the first time since 2019, the automotive specialty-equipment industry will gather in person at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. With strong exhibitor and buyer participation confirmed, the SEMA Show provides the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) with the ideal opportunity to connect during the event, November 2–5.

SBN members and women in the industry are invited to attend the following SBN-sponsored activities and events throughout the week.

Mark your calendars for the following SBN events:

SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN)-Sponsored Networking

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Gear-Up Girl Networking Event
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 3, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location: Renaissance Pool Deck

Female automotive professionals will connect with female automotive students in this fun and dynamic Gear-Up-Girl event at the 2021 SEMA Show. Reserved only for women, the event serves as a networking opportunity for professionals to give back and share advice with today’s female youth.

SBN Reception
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 3, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Location: Renaissance Pool Deck

Join the SBN for an evening of celebration and networking. A highly anticipated event, this is the ideal opportunity to celebrate the strides women are making in the automotive aftermarket, connect with the select committee, and learn more about resources for members and getting involved in the SBN.

SBNSEMA Education

Add these sessions to your Show Planner when registering for the SEMA Show.

Women Who Build, Powered by SBN
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 2, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Location: LVCC N259

Female builders are on the rise, inspiring the next generation of women to flex their trade skills and creativity in the garage. During this inspirational panel featuring some of the industry’s top women builders, you’ll hear about their journeys to success and what they see for the future of custom car building. Add this session to your Show planner when registering for the SEMA Show.

Women in Leadership, Powered by SBN
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 3, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: LVCC N258

A panel of successful CEOs will discuss the importance of actively developing the future leaders to your company's leadership team. This session will cover the unique perspectives these panelists bring to the table and how you can encourage the advancement of great leaders in your company and our industry. Add this session to your Show planner when registering for the SEMA Show.

Women Who Rule Racing, Powered by SBN
Date/Time: Thursday, November 4, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: LVCC N258

Following in the tracks laid by pioneers before them, these women in racing are breaking barriers and records. This session features some of the top names in racing today who just happen to be female. Don’t miss this inspiring conversation about the adversities these women faced to accomplish what they have and how they’re encouraging young women to step into the world of racing. Add this session to your Show planner when registering for the SEMA Show.

Attendees planning on attending the 2021 SEMA Show can see who’s exhibiting and where by visiting the updated floorplan. If you have not yet registered for the SEMA Show, visit to register.