Over 150 daughters of Fiat Chrysler U.S. employees attended the automaker’s Auburn Hills, Michigan, headquarters this week to participate in a unique half-day program entitled ‘Our Daughters, Their Future.’
The program, which was designed for employees’ daughters that are in the 11th and 12th grades, were part of FCA’s Women’s History Month celebrations. It was developed by the Women’s Forum, an internal business resource group within FCA that looks to enhance the work experience for women.
Activities included a various presentations, interactive small group discussions and targeted activities led by FCA US women leaders. Students were also taught techniques for channeling confidence, particularly in the face of uncertainty while transitioning from school to professional life.
“For us, the best way to celebrate Women’s History Month, and to honor the enormous accomplishments of women, is to help the next generation gain the perspective and confidence that can help them succeed,” said FCA head of business development, Barbara Pilarski. “We hope we are able to help these young women understand how to transform their existing competencies into successful careers in an increasingly diverse and dynamic world.”
FCA also took the opportunity to promote two women in leadership roles within FCA’s space: Moab-based trail guide and professional off-road driver Neno Barlow and NHRA Top Fuel Driver Leah Pritchett – who recently won the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals. Continuing with its WOmen’s History Month celebrations, FCA said it will host a presentation from Jacki Kelley on March 31st, who is the Chief Operating Officer of Bloomberg Media.