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Book launch: The Road Forward

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Inforum and Inforum AutomotiveNEXT in recognizing the women whose wisdom is shared in the soon-to-be-published book, The Road Forward: More Conversations with Top Women in the Automotive Industry, published by SAE in collaboration with Inforum and the Center for Automotive Research. In this virtual event, we will hear from Sue Bai, chief engineer, division director, Honda Research Institute; Donna Bell, director, AV & mobility strategy, Ford Motor Co.; Mamatha Chamarthi, chief digital officer, Stellantis; Kristen Tabar, group vehicle development & engineering, Toyota; and more to come! Following their panel discussion, participants will be able to network with women featured in the book.

In The Road Forward, Carla Bailo, president and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research, and Terry Barclay, president and CEO of Inforum, bring together 70 of the most influential women in the automotive industry to share their insights and advice. As with their first book, The Road to the Top, Carla and Terry interview women in positions of leadership throughout the industry from suppliers to OEMs and academia. The book shares lessons learned throughout the pandemic and also provides personal stories of resilience, personal growth, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability, among other topics.

Join us!

To order the book in advance click here


May 19
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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