Madonna University Hosts Women's Automotive and Manufacturing Groups

President Dougherty shakes hands with Susan Rokosz

LIVONIA, MICH. – Madonna University’s Eighth President Christopher Dougherty dropped into the Headshots & Happy Hour event in the Franciscan Center on July 12. The event was hosted by the Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF) in collaboration with Women in Manufacturing (WIM).

Nermine Atteya, professor of strategy, operations, and supply chain, introduced the President to Susan Rokosz, Madonna benefactor, parent, and AWAF member. 

Tara Kane, dean of the School of Business, took some time out from her vacation to join Atteya at the event and talk with guests about Madonna's master's and bachelor's business degree programs. 

The sold-out scholarship fundraiser provided attendees the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken to enhance their social media profiles.

The mission of the Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation is to advance and empower women in the automotive, mobility, and related industries. The organization raises funds to award academic scholarships to women seeking to enter or advance their careers. As of June 2023, AWAF awarded $572,000 in scholarships to 225 women pursuing careers in the automotive and mobility industries.

WiM is a national association dedicated to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in all manufacturing job functions.