AlixPartners’ Yvette Zhang to be a Keynote Speaker at Women Automotive Summit on June 4 in Metro Detroit

09 April 2024

DETROIT (April 9, 2024) – AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced that Yvette Zhang, a Director in the Automotive & Industrial Practice at the firm and Co-Leader of the Advanced Mobility Segment, will be an in-person keynote speaker at the Women Automotive Summit: Detroit” conference, an event organized by the Women Automotive Network, an organization known for supporting and empowering women in the automotive industry globally and for being a driving force behind the development of strong leaders both in and around the auto industry. 

The event will be held June 4 at the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi, Michigan. 

Other scheduled event speakers at this time include, among others: Claudia Marquez, Chief Operating Officer, Genesis Motor North America LLC; Sabrina Yuan, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Cariad, a Volkswagen Group company; Ashwini Balasubramanian, General Manager of Advanced Engineering, Harley-Davidson Motor Co.; and Alisha Bellezza, Senior Vice President of Global Automotive Coatings, PPG Industries Inc. 

“Ensuring dynamic women feel valued and empowered in the mobility revolution will be critical to success,” said Mark Wakefield, Global Co-Leader of the Automotive & Industrial Practice at AlixPartners. “At AlixPartners, we are very proud to partner with the Women Automotive Network, including on this exciting event coming up in June. And I’m sure that Yvette’s insights will be of great value to all those in attendance.” 

“The auto industry is changing fast and going through more disruption than ever in its century-plus history,” said Yvette Zhang. “There are a lot of exciting innovations happening in the industry today, but a lot more that need to happen -- and we all know that diversity, including diversity of thought and of backgrounds, can often help boost innovation. 

 “AlixPartners is a firm that believes that supporting qualified people, including those with diverse backgrounds, is of paramount importance, and that includes those who work in and around the traditionally male-dominated auto industry. I’ll be discussing the challenges and opportunities facing both the industry at large and women in the industry and women as consumers in my June 4th presentation, which I think will be of interest to anyone involved in this great industry and its future.” 

Tickets for the “Women Automotive Summit: Detroit” (both in-person and online tickets) can be obtained here.                                              


About AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. Our clients include companies, corporate boards, law firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others. Founded in 1981, AlixPartners is headquartered in New York, and has offices in more than 20 cities around the world. For more information, visit



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