Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To advance and empower women in the automotive and related industries

Join Our Vision

Help create and sustain a diverse automotive industry, optimized by empowered women

Evolving and Accelerating

As of December 2020, AWAF awarded $484,500 in scholarships to 194 women pursuing careers in the automotive and mobility industry.  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit with more than 200 members from all areas of the industry, at all career levels, working to support one another and other women through fundraising for scholarships and opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and to support STEM initiatives.  We welcome new members and sponsors to accelerate our mission and vision.  Get to know us through social and informative events like the Fireside Chats, Pumps and Power, Professional Development Training, Virtual Happy Hours, and the annual August golf outing.  Proceeds from events, including our flagship annual golf outing, go toward scholarships to women studying to enter or further their career in the automotive and related fields and our STEM initiatives that encourage middle and high school girls to consider a career in automotive.

2001: Automotive Women’s Alliance Incorporated was formed; purpose to focus largely on a scholarship program to support the future women of the automotive industry

2002: Automotive Women’s Alliance became a Foundation (AWAF), and achieved non-profit status

2016: A record year of awarding 24 scholarships

2017: Three-time scholarship recipient joins board of directors

2018: We are energized to build alliances, grow membership and attract sponsors to continue this progress and momentum

2019: Implemented AWAF Awards for Industry Achievement, Emerging Leader and Change Champion Implemented STEM initiatives to support the educational experience with secondary schools, higher learning institutions, automotive OEM's and related industries . . . we are here to inspire females to seek STEM related future careers! Two-time scholarship recipient joins board of directors for 2020

2020: Switched all programa to virtual due to COVID-19 and increased the amount of programs provided. Another past scholarship recipient who also received AWAF Emerging Leader Award in 2019 joins board of directors for 2021 making it a total of 3 past scholarship recipients now serving on the board of directors.

AWAF Is A 501(C)3 Organization