How to Drive A Successful Career Path - Feb. 22, 2023 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET
This LIVE, online experience features award-winning leader Elizabeth Krear, Vice President, Electric Vehicle Practice, J.D. Power, an American consumer research, data and analytics firm. Moderator and PayTech Women Founder Linda Perry, Retired Senior Vice President, Visa, Inc., will speak with Elizabeth about how women can change the auto industry, and the payments industry – as corporate leaders, career professionals and knowledgeable consumers.
When an opportunity comes your way, you take it, and when you do, never look back.
– Elizabeth Krear
2020 Top 100 Leading Women in North American Auto Industry Winners
Today, women buy 64% of cars, and 83% of auto purchases are influenced by women. Yet the automobile business is still dominated by men. Elizabeth and Linda will discuss how more women choosing careers in engineering and technology can positively influence diversity and help move women into leadership roles. She will share her experiences that can help you on your own career journey – after all, we all work for technology companies!
I feel like a business woman. I am also an engineer, but I am also a business woman.
A supporter of the ERG for Women at Chrysler and founder of a new group at J.D. Power, Elizabeth will share career advice and how these groups are important in any industry, similar to their value in the paytech ecosystem.
As an expert in electric vehicle technology, Elizabeth will also enlighten us about the cars we will drive in the future and how women are driving real change as consumers and fintech leaders.
PayTech Women Members: FREE • Non-Members: $50
About Elizabeth Krear
Elizabeth Krear is Vice President, Electric Vehicle Practice at J.D. Power where she leads activities leveraging data and insights to support clients through the transition to an electrified product portfolio with optimum business performance.
Ms. Krear comes to J.D. Power from Stellantis where she was the Global Planning Director for Jeep Grand Wagoneer and electrified body-on-frame SUVs and trucks. Her focus was on planning and developing electrified, autonomous and connected platforms for the EV transition of this important product family at Stellantis. She was also an active board member of the Stellantis Women’s Business Resource Group and chair of the Community committee, helping other women in her industry.
Prior to her work at Stellantis, Ms. Krear was the Chief Engineer for the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator SUV vehicles, as well as the Ram 1500 Light Duty Truck portfolio. Leading up to the Chief engineering positions, she held a variety of leadership roles including: Ram Vehicle Line Quality Executive, Dodge Sr. Program Manager, Impact Development, Global Manufacturing, Powertrain Synthesis and Interior releasing.
Having worked in Austria and Mexico, Ms. Krear gained a respect and appreciation for diversity and international regulatory requirements. In 2020 she was named one of the “100 Leading Women in North American Auto Industry” by Automotive News.
Ms. Krear holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Michigan State University Executive MBA Program.
About PayTech Women Live
The PayTech Women Live series is an exciting, interactive virtual event. Connect with women and men across the globe, create new relationships and hear from CEOs and prominent global executives on relevant topics that are affecting the payment and fintech industries today.