Innovating in Today’s Workplace – A Woman’s Perspective

 In celebration of Women’s History Month, Chevrolet will host a web chat on Tuesday, March 22, with four women involved in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of the Chevrolet Volt, the world’s first electric vehicle with extended-range capability. Pam Fletcher, Teri Quigley, Britta Gross and Cristi Landy will discuss what it means to be a female engineer in today’s fast-paced environment and how the diversity of perspectives brings technology breakthroughs like the Volt to market.

During the one-hour web chat, the women will answer questions, such as:
·         What inspired them to go into engineering and the automotive industry?
·         What challenges exist for women working in the engineering field?
·         How do they balance their personal lives with the demanding schedule of electric vehicle development?
·         What opportunities exist in the automotive industry beyond traditional engineering roles?

·         Pamela Fletcher, Chief Engineer for Volt  and Plug-In Hybrid Propulsion Systems 
Pam ensures the Volt meets customer expectations and business requirements through the integration of its propulsion system components. Pam has three children and grew up in Sarahsville, Ohio.

·         Teri Quigley, Plant Manager at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly
Teri is responsible for executing   the launch of the Volt on the same assembly line as the Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne, including installation of the Volt's unique powertrain. She has four children and two grandchildren and grew up in Dexter, Mich.

·         Britta Gross, Director of Global Energy Systems and Infrastructure Commercialization
Britta meets with governments, utilities, companies and municipalities to help prepare communities across the country to "plug-in ready," not just for the Volt but for the wave of electric vehicles predicted to be on the horizon. Britta has two children.  Growing up, she lived in Kansas City, Chicago, and Baton Rouge, LA.

·         Cristi Landy, Product Marketing Manager, Chevrolet Volt
Cristi is a member of the original Volt concept car team formed in March 2006.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

WHEN:  3 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, March 22

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