Not every woman who makes a difference in the automotive industry is an engineer or scientist — it only seems that way if you read most of my blog or check out the posts on my Take the Wheel Facebook page. Some women, like Faith Stewart, community affairs manager for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, are making a difference using communication skills and service.
Stewart was awarded the Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio 2013 Woman of Achievement honor in June for her work with community and charitable outreach programs for Goodyear, which she’s led since 2003. The Women’t Network of Northeast Ohio gives the award each year to women who encourage success among women, mentor, and support women’s progress toward full participation in economic, community, and family life.
In the debate over whether women — or even men — can have it all, or if there is such a thing as work-life balance, Stewart and her fellow honorees (there were four total this year) are giving it their best shot and helping other women to give it their best shot too.