6060 Wilshire Blvd
Join us at 12:00pm on March 31, 2018, for a panel discussion featuring some of the rising female stars of the automotive world. Drawn from a variety of fields and occupations, these women will discuss the genesis of their interest in cars and how they were able to pursue this passion.
The talk itself is free, but requires paid admission to the museum. Light refreshments will be served.
The automotive world, and the car culture that surrounds it, has frequently been seen as male-dominated. Design, engineering, manufacturing, and motorsports were traditionally seen as domains of men. However, this image tends to mask a long history of involvement of women in the creation, production, and use of cars. From Bertha Benz’s contributions to the first practical car, through pioneering efforts by many other women to break into automotive industries, women have played an important role in the history of the car.
This is particularly true when looking at the present. Despite some continuing obstacles, women have established themselves firmly in all aspects of the automotive industry. They have become lead designers and champion racers. They have influenced how and why we produce cars. And they have brought attention to how traditionally male-dominated subjects can benefit from female voices, in turn serving as inspiration for a new generation of automotive enthusiasts.