Diversity in the Motor Vehicle Industry Keynote, 4/27 11am-12pm EST
This year, we are starting the NAPB Conference with a special keynote focusing on diversity in the motor vehicle industry. The past year brought many tough subjects front-and-center in our daily discussions, and it is time we look inward, as an industry, to address the historical lack of diversity. There are countless benefits to promoting diversity in the organization, even beyond people and culture benefits. In this keynote, we will hear from Chris Singleton, as he sets the tone for the remainder of NAPB 2021 for us to continue these important conversations.
Chris Singleton is a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Following the loss of his mother in a racially motivated mass shooting, Chris has now become an inspirational speaker and best-selling author who has shared his message of unity and racial reconciliation with clients such as: Microsoft, Biogen, Houston Texans, Washington Wizards, and more. He shares his message that “Love is stronger than hate” with over 50 organizations and over 300,000 students anually.
Women of NAPB Panel & Coffee, 4/30 10:30-11:30am EST
For the past two years, the Women of NAPB panel has provided a platform for four female industry veterans to share their experiences and insights regarding the challenges of being a woman in an extremely male-dominated industry. Fielding questions from the audience, our panelists have provided open and very candid responses, highlighting the areas in which our industry still needs to grow. In 2020, we expanded this group to exist outside of the NAPB conference, provided a space for everyone in our industry to continue these important discussions. This year, we will continue to offer this popular panel discussion, inviting new panelists to speak to their experiences. Additionally, conversation this year will be supported by benchmark data at the OEM level, as well as the individual attendee level. Topics of discussion will include OEM programs and initiatives, career progression and support, and the impact of COVID-19 on men vs. women.