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Published Aug 17th 2007, 4:01pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Waai_2 The Women's Automotive Association International held a So Cal Speed Networking Happy Hour,  (think speed dating, but subtract the dating and add smart people and interesting topics) with about 40 auto industry attendees. The attendees who supported the event were a fun and interesting group that exchanged plenty of business  cards and did some  “A” game networking!   

There was tremendous show of support for the WAAI by the many leading auto industry companies represented at the event;, JD Power and Associates,  Auto Media, MileOne, R.L. Polk, Jumpstart Automotive Media, Autobase, Ward's Dealer Business,  Chrome Systems, several auto dealerships, large dealer groups and auto industry suppliers.

The Door Prize, a iPod Nano, was won by
Michael Baker, Bob Baker Auto Group CEO, thanks to sponsorship by Cassie  Broemmer of Century Interactive!!   Dealer Centric Solutions , Inc, was the major sponsor for the event along with associate sponsors Reach Local and Dealer Socket.

Erica_sietsma Erica Sietsma, Membership Director of the WAAI headed up the event as MC and encouraged everyone to support women in automotive careers by becoming members of the, supporting women working in their automotive businesses and participating in additional scholarship sponsorships for young women seeking careers in the automotive industry.

The Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI) began in 1995 when Lorraine Schultz, Founder, brought to life the vision she had to establish an organization dedicated to the development and advancement of women as automotive industry leaders. Today, the organization continues to thrive throughout the United States and Canada as the leading women's global organization dedicated to this purpose.

Vision Statement
The leading women's global organization dedicated to the development and advancement of automotive industry leaders.

Mission Statement

The Women's Automotive Association International is the automotive industry's premier professional organization, established in 1995, to:

· recognize the achievements of women in the industry;
· provide educational e-news to automotive career-focused individuals;
· build relationships through networking and other interactive forums; and
· encourage growth through mentoring, educational endeavors, and scholarships.

Alexi_venneri The focus of the Association is on the development and retention of women leaders and the education and support of all persons, without prejudice, who have an interest in the automotive industry.

When you join the WAAI, you become part of the automotive industry's premier professional organization dedicated to the recognition, advancement and support of women in the industry. The WAAI is the automotive industry's largest professional businesswomen's organization.

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