Upcoming Events:

Save the Date: Summer Leadership Conference | July 19-20, 2017 | Nashville, Tenn.

Registration opens Spring 2017

Agenda Outline:

Wednesday | July 19

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Committee Meetings*
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Luncheon for executive board, committee members & new members
12 p.m. Registration opens
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Conference
5:30 p.m. Group Outing

Thursday | July 20 

7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Conference

** Above agenda outline is subject to change

Registration Rates:

Member Rate | Early Bird – $445 | Standard Rate – $495

Non-Member Rate | Early Bird – $545 | Standard Rate – $595

First-time YANG attendee | Early Bird – $445 | Standard Rate – $495

Recent Events:

2017 Winter Leadership Conference | Feb. 15-16, 2017 | Anaheim, Calif. 

Conference Agenda, Speaker Bios

Speaker Information.


The Next Generation of Employees

Technology Transforms Cars, Jeremy Carlson, IHS Markit

Car Care Council Update, Kristin Krimminger, Car Care Council

Revving the Engines: Making the Entrepreneurial Spirit Work for you, Lauren Fix, The Car Coach

Beauty in Auto Care, Karen Grant, The NPD Group

Being Your Best Self: Leveraging Your Strengths to Drive High Performance in Work and Life, Rhonda Waters, Waters Learning & Development

Refine Your LinkedIn Message: Communication Your Personal and Company Brand, Marc Halpert, connect2collaborate – Available to conference attendees upon request. Email

We Need to do More Than Lean In, We Need To Lead, Beth Crocker, Crocker Finance

Summer Leadership Conference | July 27-28, 2016 | The Westin, Indianapolis, Ind.

Full AgendaSpeaker Line-up & Speaker Bios


It’s Not Just IQ that Leads to Success – It’s EQ (handout) – Rhonda Waters, Waters Learning & Development

The Evolution of Profitable Relationships – Allison Graham, Elevate Biz

Telematics the Path to Success – Available upon request. Email

Creating Social Change with Auto Care

Winter Leadership Conference | February 10-11, 2016 | Caribe Royale, Orlando, Fla.

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Conference Photos
Full Agenda and Speaker List

Presentations from the 2016 Winter Leadership Conference:

Digital Darwinism (Resource Guide) – Arfa Syed, Auto Care Association

Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) Awareness Program – Joel Ayres, Executive Director

Corporate Athlete (handout) – Rhonda Waters, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

Free Energy Profile – Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

AWAKE: Advancing Women in Automotive Knowledge Exchange (handout) – France Daviault, AIA Canada

Globalization and the Automotive Aftermarket (Globalization Introduction) – Andres Castrillon, Auto Care Association

Auto Holiday Insights 2015 – Michael Coccagnia, Google
Path to Purchase Study (Auto Service) – Michael Coccagnia, Google
Google Insights: Think with Google (recommended website)


 2015 Summer Leadership Conference | August 2015 | Denver, Colo.

View the full agenda and conference photos.

Summer 2015 Group Photo

Presentations from the Women’s Board 2015 Winter Meeting, Feb. 4-5, 2015 in Orlando, Fla.

Unconscious Bias and Blind Spots (what you don’t know can hurt you) – Kathleen Nalty

Negotiation Strategies and Presenting Your Best Self presentation – Kathleen Winsor-Games

Ubuntu! Presentation – Dr. Bob Nelson

2015 Emerging Car Care Trends – Dawn Zieren, The NPD Group, Inc.

The Warrior Projects: Valkyrie all-female build – Presented by Julia Johnson

About the Women’s Board

2015 Scholarship and Education Committee Update – Vonda Lee, Education and Development Chair

2015 Women’s Board Sponsorship Information – Tina Choinacky, Marketing and Recruitment Chair

2015 Be Car Care Aware and WB Update – Rachel Weymouth, Coordinator, Car Care Council


Past Events:

The Women’s Board hosts bi-annual conferences. A day and a half of networking, professional and personal development, career leadership and up-to-date industry trends.

Presentations from the Women’s Board 2015 Winter Meeting, Feb. 4-5, 2015 in Orlando, Fla.


E-Tailing in the Automotive Aftermarket (executive summary) –
Behzad Rassuli, Auto Care Association

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Brakes for Breasts – Laura Frank and Leigh Ann Best Learn the inspiration for their story.

What Metal is Moving? – Marty Miller, Experian

A Woman’s Perspective on Leadership and Learning – John Passante, Organizational Development Group

Using Aftermarket-Specific Education to Enhance Your Workforce – Donna Wagner, Northwood University

Auto Care 101 – Bogi Lateiner, 180 Degrees Automotive; Jill Trotta,; Pam Oakes, Pam’s Motor City; Carolyn Coquillette, Luscious Garage; Tina Smith, NGK Spark Plugs

The Great and Powerful Ah!– Karel Murray