SEMA’s “Industry Talks: Back to Business” Series returns July 17, at 10:00 a.m. (PDT), with a live panel discussion on “The Realities of Returning to Work,” powered by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN).
SBN Member News
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” wrote the Scottish poet Robert Burns, which aptly describes many of the plans the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) had put in place for 2020 but which came to an abrupt halt as a consequence of the COVID-19 epidemic. First to go was an SBN Meet Up set for the Keystone Big Show. Plans for four regional Lunch and Learn events for mid-level female employees were also put on hold, and two CEO retreats for executive-level women and business owners, originally slated for summer and fall, may have to be rescheduled.
Following on the heels of successful events at the 2019 SEMA Show and elsewhere, the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) is geared up for another activity-filled year. Committed to expanding the network’s reach and providing more opportunities for engagement, education and career advancement, SBN has set its sights on a series of events targeted at both its traditional audience of professional industry women and female students to also embrace others within the SEMA community.
Providing opportunities for professional women in the automotive specialty-equipment industry is a top priority for the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN). The SEMA Show affords SBN members multiple ways to hone leadership skills, encourage the advancement and growth of women in the industry, and inspire entry into the industry through education and mentoring.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) is a dynamic group representing more than 550 professional women employed in the aftermarket industry and has set its sights on hosting multiple women-driven networking and educational opportunities at the 2019 SEMA Show.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) will hold its next Gear-up Girl Networking Event at the NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI) on September 12, from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
July’s “She Is” Member Spotlight is dedicated to Young Executives Network (YEN) Chair Kirstin Stone from Radians.
Walk around the SEMA Show or attend any industry meeting or event anywhere, and you’ll cross paths with scores of businesswomen engaged in all aspects and at all levels of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. That wasn’t always the case.
It’s not entirely surprising that a 2018 study by LeanIn.org and McKinsey—which surveyed 118 companies and 30,000 employees—found that women still remain underrepresented in key positions at U.S. corporations, especially at senior levels of leadership.
In keeping with its mission to provide opportunities for professional women in the automotive specialty-equipment industry, the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) hosted several successful events during the SEMA Show.