More women are making the choice to join the ranks of the automotive world as engineers, salespeople, auto technicians, supply chain managers, CEOs, etc. Networking our way. Sharing stories of success and challenges. The moments of clarity when you realize there are many shared experiences and you contribute to the conversation. Being a proud Michigander while listening to Cynthia Kay and Doreen Bolhuis— co-authors of Stop Wishing, Stop Whining, Start Leading—talk about aspiring to lead. Both speakers have built businesses in Grand Rapids and are an inspiration as a woman business owner. Speaking with women from all over the country that I’ve met at past conferences. Meeting new members and recognizing the growth of this organization. Being inspired by a young woman from Pennsylvania who, at 17 years old, is on her way to a career in the automotive field and is taking the steps to make it happen. Having the opportunity to listen to Megan Meyer of Randy Meyer Racing, Inc talk about overcoming bias in a male-dominated sport. Growing a network of inspiring and accomplished women who love the automotive world. Knowing that these women understand that your accomplishment doesn’t take from someone else’s but builds all of us up. Being able to bring back knowledge that enables me to be a better boss, employer and person. Inspired. Renewed. Thankful. This was the Women in Autocare Conference in Nashville, TN.