By Ashley Reyes
The biggest obstacle women face on the path to senior leadership is getting the first step up to manage, according to Lean In’s Women in the Workplace Study.
For every 100 men promoted from entry level to manager, only 87 women are promoted, and only 82 women of color are promoted. As a result, men significantly outnumber women at the manager level, which consequently means that there are less women to promote into senior leadership positions.
The 2023 SBN Women’s Leadership Forum will bring women together to enhance their professional development and leadership skills, and feature targeted seminars from top speakers and experts, hands-on workshops and networking.
To ensure that professional women in the automotive aftermarket have the tools and resources needed to advance in their careers, the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) is hosting its 2023 SBN Women’s Leadership Forum, March 1–3, 2023, in Costa Mesa, California.
Registration is open now at www.sema.org/sbn-wlf, and will close February 2, 2023. The three-day comprehensive leadership program will bring women together to enhance their professional development and leadership skills, and feature targeted seminars from top speakers and experts, hands-on workshops and networking.
“This year’s keynote sessions will focus on futuristic-next level leadership trends and how to elevate one’s impact and influence,” said SBN Director Nicole Bradle. “The intimate setting is unlike any other offered in the industry and will provide women the opportunity to share their common challenges so they can inspire and support one another.”
A complete event program will be available in late December. Registration is limited. SBN members can register at a reduced rate of $599, compared to non-SEMA members at $799. Participants must make their own travel arrangements. Secure your seat today!