International Women’s Automotive SocietyOctober 12, 2015 by Horsepower & Heels Leave a Comment
I recently stumbled upon a fantastic new organization geared to women in the automotive industry called the International Women’s Automotive Society that really impressed me with the work they are doing, and I wanted to be sure that I shared with you. It’s definitely a MUST for Women in the Automotive world.
International Women’s Automotive Society
The International Women’s Automotive Society (IWAS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit aimed at developing a community of women to encourage, educate, assist, and create a positive impact for women in the automotive industry. It is a growing group of very passionate and talented women who are helping one another by leveraging their individual knowledge and strengths to teach and empower the group. They provide a wealth of information and resources to female automotive enthusiasts and professionals, and work as a collective to help support its membership through education, encouragement, assistance and advocacy of women in automotive.....
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Ink & Iron event coverage
"Joining Nowak and her team, were numerous guests, family members and fellow industry professionals. Victoria Ellis, who heads up the International Women’s Automotive Society, made the trip up from Michigan and said she felt honoured to be at Ink & Iron’s open house, helping to not only celebrate the opening of the business but also recognition of women in the body repair and automotive industry.
“There are just so many opportunities available in this industry, both for women and men. This is really a fun industry to work in and we get to do lots of really cool things,” said Ellis. She noted that she first came into contact with Nowak via Pinterest and it’s initiatives like establishing Ink & Iron that will help drive the industry forward and showcase the talent and opportunity for women in the industry.
“Our goal is to help each other succeed and to have a positive impact on the industry for women who work in it both today and tomorrow,” she said.
Ink & Iron is located at 5900 Dixie Road, Unit 6, in Brampton, Ont.
For more information on the International Women’s Automotive Society, visit: womenofautomotive.com"
Ink & Iron Event Coverage
"Another testament to Noack’s accomplishment was the presence of Victoria Ellis, the mastermind behind the International Women’s Automotive Society. Ellis had made the trek from Michigan, where she works in a corporate technical service capacity for Chrysler (FCA). Her not-for-profit organization aims to connect and encourage women in the automotive sector. Barely 26 years old, Ellis is a diesel tech who has climbed the corporate ladder at FCA, but wants to do more.Her father, who was documenting the event with his camera, said Ellis had told him she wanted to work with cars when she was only six years old. Her mother, who was manning the registration and raffle, smiled and nodded. Ellis clearly has her eyes on the prize – she wants to connect internationally with women who have a passion for all things automotive.
In all cases, these are young women who are not afraid to reach beyond their grasp.
It gives me great hope for the future of automotive – and well beyond."