Awards – Women of the Year

AUTO CARE WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Women in Auto Care annually honors deserving women in the industry with three Women of the Year Awards: Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence. Award recipients will be recognized at the Women in Auto Care press conference and reception Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, during AAPEX in Las Vegas, Nev.

Read below to learn more about each award and to nominate a woman in the industry who has made a significant impact in the auto care industry.

Questions? Email: info@womeninautocare.org

Deadline

All nominations must be submitted by August 1, 2018.

Submit a nomination.

Eligibility

The awards are available to any female working in the auto care industry. Specific criteria for each award are listed below.

Auto Care Woman of the Year

This award is presented annually to a woman who is a leader, mentor, and role model  who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the auto care industry.

Criteria:

  • Must be employed by a member company of the Auto Care Association
  • Must have a record of achievement and leadership within the auto care industry
  • Must make significant contributions that expand and improve the auto care industry
  • Must have made extraordinary contributions as a volunteer, over and above her professional responsibilities, that have helped to address a pertinent need, problem or issue, or has made a difference that improves the quality of life for others
  • Is a leader with vision whom impacts, empowers, and motivates others
  • Is dedicated to developing and mentoring future female leaders by exercising role model behaviors and career coaching

Female Shop Owner of the Year

This award is presented annually to an outstanding female shop owner who demonstrates role model behaviors, leadership and commitment to the advancement of women.

Criteria:

  • Must be a managing owner of her shop, a shop in the auto care industry (independent repair shop, tire center, heavy duty repair shop)
  • Must have a hands-on role in running the business
  • Must be a current member of Women in Auto Care
  • Must be involved in additional activities within the auto care industry and community
  • Has proven leadership ability and commitment to the advancement of women in the auto care industry
  • Dedicated to educating female consumers to make informed decisions about the repairs and service of their vehicles

Auto Care Woman of Excellence

This award is presented annually to a woman who is a Women in Auto Care member and who has provided recent outstanding contributions to the auto care industry while demonstrating role model behaviors, leadership and commitment to the advancement of women. She is considered a rising star in the industry.

Criteria:

  • The recipient must be a current member of the Women in Auto Care
  • She has made recent outstanding contributions to the auto care industry
  • She has dedicated herself to the progression in and improvement of the auto care industry
  • She’s been an influential role model who encourages excellence
  • She has proven leadership ability and a commitment to the advancement of women

Questions? Email: info@womeninautocare.org

Past Women of the Year Recipients

2017 Woman of the Year

Laura Soave

Laura Soave

2017 Female Shop Owner of the Year

Carolyn Coquillette

Carolyn Coquillette

2017 Women of Excellence

Jill Trotta

Jill Trotta

2016 Auto Care Woman of the Year

Amy Bonder

Amy Bonder

2016 Female Shop Owner

Judith Zimmerman Walter

Judith Zimmerman Walter

2016 Auto Care Woman of Excellence

Susan D. Ulrey

Susan D. Ulrey

2015 Woman of the Year

Tammy Chaffee

Tammy Chaffee

2015 Female Shop Owner of the Year

Pamela Gatto

Pamela Gatto

2015 Woman of Excellence

Vonda Lee

Vonda Lee

2014 Auto Care Woman of the Year

Jodi Kramer

Jodi Kramer

2014 Female Shop Owner of the Year

Bogi Lateiner

Bogi Lateiner

2014 Auto Care Woman of Excellence

Kathy Jorge

Kathy Jorge

2013 Woman of the Year

Paula Lombard

Paula Lombard

2013 Female Shop Owner of the Year

Diane Larson

Diane Larson

2012 Female Shop Owner of the Year

Amy Mattinat

Amy Mattinat

2012 Woman of Promise

Andrea Schultz

Andrea Schultz

2011 Woman of the Year

Deborah Bjorklund

Deborah Bjorklund

2011 Female Shop Owner of the Year

Audra Fordin

Audra Fordin

2010 Woman of the Year

Katie Noga

Katie Noga

2009 Woman of the Year

Lisa Kranc

Lisa Kranc

2008 Woman of the Year

Lauren Fix

Lauren Fix

2007 Woman of the Year

Pamela Krebs

Pamela Krebs

2006 Woman of the Year

Becky Babcox

Becky Babcox

2005 Woman of the Year

Jennifer Tio

Jennifer Tio

2004 Woman of the Year

Kathleen Schmatz

Kathleen Schmatz