Ashwini Balasubramanian to talk about Empowered Women - Key to a Sustainable future.
It has been proven time and again, that empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and helps drive up economic growth and development across the board. – from UN Sustainable development goal #5 on “Gender Equality”
Ashwini is a Group Chief Engineer at Harley-Davidson. In this role, she leads all aspects of advanced engineering including test & reliability engineering, core engineering and innovation teams. Ashwini is also responsible for delivering motorcycle leading innovation and technology road maps across the motorcycle portfolio.
Over her career, Ashwini has had extensive experience in leadership leading global engineering and sales/marketing teams. She most recently served as Global Director for Market Intelligence/Strategy at Martinrea International. Prior to that she had held managerial positions at ZF, Toyota & Bosch.
Ashwini holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from India, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is a certified Sustainability Excellence Associate. Ashwini also holds memberships to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), serving as Co-Chair for the Professional Development Conference (2017 & 2018). She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement (CADIA) & Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF). Ashwini is committed to supporting women reach their professional & personal goals.