Women in Auto Care (formerly Car Care Council Women’s Board) is accepting nominees for the annual Women of the Year Awards, which include Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence.

“The Women of the Year Awards honor three outstanding female leaders who have made significant contributions to the auto care community,” says Tammy Tecklenburg, president, Women in Auto Care.

“If you know someone who has been an inspiration or has been a positive influence in the industry, honor them with a Women of the Year nomination.”

The award recipients will be recognized during a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. in the Venetian Casanova Rooms with the annual Women in Auto Care reception immediately following.

The winners of the 2016 Women of the Year Awards were:

  • Auto Care Woman of the Year - Amy Bonder, Bridgestone Retail Operations;
  • Female Shop Owner of the Year - Judith Zimmerman Walter, Zimmerman’s Automotive Service, Inc.; and
  • Auto Care Woman of Excellence - Susan Ulrey, Tenneco.

The awards are open to women who have made a significant impact in the auto care industry with specific requirements for each individual award. The deadline for entries is Sept. 1, 2017. More details, including an entry form and award requirements, can be found at the organization's website.

For more information, email Katy McQuiston, staff liaison, Women in Auto Care, at katy.mcquiston@autocare.org.