If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email us at

Spend an evening with distinguished women leaders who hail from diverse career functions and organizations across automotive. During this premiere industry event, they will reveal:

  • The top success principles that got them to where they are,
  • the big career distractions that stalled their success,
  • and the key tools you’ll need to construct an exceptional career.


  • Learn proven strategies to build confidence, have your voice heard and drive greater success on your terms.
  • Map out your personal career advancement strategy.
  • Get the tips, tools and strategies you need to improve your work-life integration, cut down on burnout and reach your full potential.
  • Discover how reframing your career goals will give you more autonomy, more freedom… and more money.
  • Get the inside scoop on what qualities, skill sets and experiences leaders are looking for when building their networks and high-performance teams.
  • Learn the insider secrets you’ll need to successfully mentor the emerging women leaders in your organization.
  • Build meaningful relationships with a community of successful women who hail from a wide range of companies and functions (these connections are a TOP success factor for women leaders!).  
  • Enjoy complimentary hor dourves and our signature gold cocktail at the elegant Great Lakes Culinary Center.
  • Leave the event feeling inspired and ready to rev up YOUR career!

Please Note: the deadline for registration is October 1, 2018 at 11:59AM ET  

Input your headline in this area

WHY REV UP 2030?

Millions of dollars have been invested in company-sponsored initiatives to increase the number of women managers and executives in the automotive industry…

...and many of those initiatives have failed.

Women still only occupy 17% of leadership positions in the automotive industry.

But we’re on a mission to change that.

Using the principles of community-building, mentoring and advocacy, Rev Up seeks to double the number of women in leadership positions in this dynamic industry. That’s why we’ve designed this event to equip you with the practical tools, guidance and insights you’ll need to forge a powerful career path and claim a position of leadership.

Too many competent, capable and intelligent women are playing small. YOU have so much more to offer the industry -- the world needs you!

Rev Up 2030 is the premier event for women in the automotive industry who want to make meaningful connections, learn practical skills and work with brilliant leaders to gain the insights they need to take the reigns of their career. As a result, seating is limited. Don’t miss this opportunity to reserve your spot.

Please Note: the deadline for registration is October 1, 2018 at 11:59AM ET  


This premiere event is designed for women in the automotive industry who want to: 

  • Claim their ambition and “Rev Up” their careers.
  • Access the key insights they can use to map out their career path and reach their next level of success.
  • Support the advancement of other women in the industry.
  • Discover creative ways to get the most out of their careers. 

Please Note: the deadline for registration is October 1, 2018 at 11:59AM ET  


Terry Onica, Director of Automotive at QADAutomotive at QAD

Terry oversees global marketing activities, including strategy and positioning, product and offering, people and knowledge, and field and sales marketing support for the automotive vertical. Terry works in close concert with customers to drive best practices and and is an industry leader in the development and global adoption of supply chain industry standards. Terry has been immersed in the automotive supply chain and technology space throughout her entire career, including past roles at GM, Ford, and Johnson Controls. She is a member of the AIAG Supply Chain Steering Committee and author of the Global Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evalution (MMOG/LE) which is used by thousands of automotive suppliers globally. Holding multi-awards for driving the development of global supply chain standards, Terry has also been named "Practitioner Pro to Know” by the Supply &&Demand Chain Executive magazine. Recently, she received Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Tech.  

Jd Marhevko Senior VP of QLMS & EHS at Accuride

Jd is Accuride’s SVP of Quality, Lean and EHS. Four (4) Accuride sites have won the AME Excellence Award and one has won the Industry Week Best Manufacturing Plant of the Year. Jd is an ASQ Fellow, Shainin Medalist, CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB, MBB and MBNQA senior assessor. She is also an ASQ Certified Trainer, STEP Ahead Awardee, and in 2018, recognized by Crain’s as a Notable Woman in Manufacturing. She holds a BSE and MSA. Jd is a Past-Chair of the ASQ QMD and supports several ASQ Divisions in a variety of capacities. Jd has co-authored several books and articles on Lean and Quality systems; most notably, Accuride Corporation’s Lean Management 50-50-20.

Cathy Fisher Founder and President of Quistem 

With over 30 years of respected expertise in the automotive industry, Cathy shares her automotive and plant start-up insights with organizations who are expanding their business into the automotive sector, to become premier suppliers to the industry. Her proven approach to developing a proactive quality culture has been described by her automotive clients as “a license to print money” in their design, manufacturing and service operations.  

Cathy has worked with over 80 of the top 100 global OEM suppliers as well as throughout the automotive supply chain, helping these organizations turn their management systems into “money-making machines” while providing best-in-class quality and continuously enhancing customer satisfaction.  

Shannon Curry VP and Treasurer – American Axle and Manufacturing

Shannon J. Curry is the Vice President & Treasurer at American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), a premier automotive supplier headquartered in Detroit, MI. She has served in various positions at AAM including: Executive Director - Lean Business Process, Assistant Treasurer and Cash Manager.

Before joining AAM, Curry served as Financial Reporting Manager and Assistant Treasurer at Magnequench, and as a Tax Specialist at Deloitte. Curry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, with concentrations in Accounting and Marketing, a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Walsh College and a CPA designation from the state of Indiana. In addition, she has received professional certificates in Strategic Decision & Risk Management and Project Management from the Stanford Center for Professional Development. In 2010, Shannon was named to the Automotive News list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry.

Jill Rodriguez Design Engineer at GM

Jill graduated from the University of Michigan with her BSE in Mechanical Engineering ('12) and MEng in Energy Systems Engineering ('16). While working on her undergraduate degree, she became a published researcher for a study of lithium-air battery surface chemistry. Jill started her career at General Motors in 2011 as a Summer Intern for the Hybrid High-Voltage Controls group, and then started full-time in 2012 as a Software Verification Engineer for Battery Pack Electronics. In 2015 she moved into a Power Module Mechanical Design Engineer role before starting her current role as an Exterior Lighting Design Release Engineer in 2017. In her spare time, Jill enjoys volunteering with the University of Michigan Alumni Association and seeing movies with her family.

Katie Anderson Vehicle Performance Engineer at Nissan

Katie Andersen was hired as a Design Engineer for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Controls at Nissan Technical Center North America in October 2012. In this role, Andersen was responsible for pre-development design and release of HVAC Controls for the Nissan Altima, Pathfinder, Maxima, and Murano and Infiniti QX60. In September 2017, Andersen changed roles within Nissan to support vehicle performance development for D-Platform SUV models: the Nissan Murano and Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60. She works with the Nissan Global Team, which includes engineering groups in Japan, Mexico, and Europe, to set performance targets to ensure product competitiveness in the D-SUV segment. Andersen is responsible for static and dynamic vehicle evaluations of Nissan, Infiniti, and competitor vehicles to define essential factors that will improve attractiveness of Nissan and Infiniti products and reduce customer dissatisfaction.  

Rev Up is sponsored by the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement (CADIA), an organization dedicated to doubling the number of women leaders in the automotive industry by 2030 using the proven tools of community-building, mentorship and advocacy.

We are run by women -- for women. We provide women with the opportunity to invest in themselves at an affordable cost. Our members receive mentoring, resources, and connection to an essential network that will help them position themselves powerfully as candidates for advancement.

We will achieve our mission of doubling the number of women leaders in the automotive industry by creating a diverse pool of candidates, fostering inclusion for real change and passing on the lessons learned that are obtained through real world mentoring experiences.

Get ready to Rev Up! 


Cheryl is the Director of Prototype Operations at American Axle and Manufacturing, and founder of the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement. She also has 30 years of experience at Ford Motor Co. with positions ranging from skilled trades, operations, engineering and leadership.  

The Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement is a leadership development company focused on supporting women in the automotive and manufacturing industries by working with them to overcome the unique obstacles and roadblocks they face in building substantive careers paths that integrate with their personal lives.  

Cheryl graduated from Siena Heights University with a Bachelor’s in Manufacturing, Michigan State University with an MBA, holds a Tool and Diemaker Journeyman card, and earned certifications in Retirement Life Planning and Career Coaching. She has completed (2) yearlong leadership programs: 1) Experienced Leader Program through Ford Motor Company, and 2) Co-Active Leadership through CTI (Coach’s Training Institute).  

She is a Six Sigma trained and certified Black Belt, and is the winner of two Diversity and Inclusion Awards from Ford Motor Company.  

Please Note: the deadline for registration is October 1, 2018 at 11:59AM ET  


“The Leadership Mindset Shift Program has made a tremendous difference in my personal and professional life! I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me and other women.

My main take-away was recognizing my major power leak – fear. Fear of criticism and failure has haunted me for a long time and I thought it is normal to live like that. I have a plan to turn it around – thanks to you, Cheryl!

I am done with being afraid and I will take steps to play bigger and live a more meaningful life according to the gifts/ talents I have. Not being afraid has freed me from a box I have been living in which is suffocating me. I am much happier and I hope women in similar situations can also be freed like me.”

Monica Lam Product Strategy Engineer  

“This Program has been giving me so much insight on myself, the industry and what to look out for as a young female in the Automotive Industry. The material was very applicable and helpful and in a way, challenging. It encouraged me to think about my values, motivations and goals.

A very beneficial part is the community - I feel very comfortable sharing my opinions and feelings, personal values and notes on worksheets. Sometimes I think I am alone in some experiences and I often blame it on myself. These modules taught me, that I could not have been further from the truth. Knowing you are not alone is very calming and reassuring. The other woman were genuine and full of tips, tricks and advice. The discussions never got boring and the time was always up too quick.

This motivates me in a big picture way - to be energetic at work, get good work done and focus on the important thing; and also in small ways such as investing in my wardrobe and embracing my femininity. These modules have helped me tremendously and I am looking forward to continuing working together.”  

Hannah Bever Manufacturing Engineer - Powertrain

Please Note: the deadline for registration is October 1, 2018 at 11:59AM ET