STEER CEO Named to Auto News Top 100 Leading Women List

Posted by STEER On November 9, 2020

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STEER’S CEO, Anuja Sonalker, is Recognized Among 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry


Anuja Sonalker, CEO, STEER has been named among 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News. Dr. Sonalker and her co-honorees are featured in a special section of the Nov. 9 issue and were recognized at a virtual, exclusive celebration sponsored by Automotive News and Deloitte.

100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry recognizes women who are leaders in the automotive field – those who make major decisions and have significant influence at their companies. Automotive News has published the list of the industry’s top female executives every five years since 2000.

This year’s honorees come from 72 companies. They are CEOs, COOs, CIOs, CMOs, engineers, plant managers, dealer principals, and more. And, for the first time, many work in the new mobility sector.
“A comparison of the 2020 and 2015 Automotive News lists of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry confirms that the status of women in the industry continues to improve. There are 13 CEOs of automakers and suppliers on the list this time, up from six in 2015 and two in 2010,” said Mary Beth Vander Schaaf, Automotive News managing editor and leader of the project.

The 2020 class of Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry emerged from a months-long nomination and judging process that attracted hundreds of entries from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

“Our selection committee made many difficult decisions,” said Vander Schaaf. “The talented, powerful executives on this list are at the forefront of thousands of successful women in the auto industry.”

Since 1925, Automotive News has been the primary source for news happening among automotive retailers, suppliers and manufacturers. Distinct from other publications in the field, Automotive News remains a fully subscriber-paid publication, a testament to the value it delivers to the reader. The award-winning weekly print edition, robust website, email newsletters and video broadcasts are backed by a global team of more than 65 editors and reporters.

STEER is a Level 4, fully autonomous parking technology, which allows a car to self-park in
designated STEER parking lots without a driver. The company uses a combination of smart sensor fusion, trustworthy hardware and communication, high availability redundant systems to ensure driver/car safety, with superior vision systems and policy mechanisms to ensure pedestrian safety. Consumers benefit from fewer parking lot accidents and more time doing what’s important. From stress-free parking and continuous experiences to not having to brave the elements, self-parking allows consumers to have a seamless experience wherever they go.

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