Penske Automotive Group is proud to have female leaders at every level of the organization. From Service Advisors and Sales Managers to General Managers and Fixed Operations Directors, the retail automotive industry offers women an exciting place to forge a career. Beyond the numbers, this is about unleashing the power of our people and utilizing their unique talents, experiences, and backgrounds to create an engaging work environment and world-class operation.
Every Monday for the next 2 weeks, we will feature a female leader from the Penske organization who is empowering women in the automotive industry and paving the road for the next generation of female leaders. From their earliest interest in the industry to their proudest moments, you’ll learn how these women got their start, who influenced them the most, and how they are helping change the face of the industry in positive ways. Check back next week as we add another Featured Female Leader to the series.
Featured Female Leader: Collier Lewis – Area Admin Atlanta Management
“When there is an opportunity to speak up, do it. Your voice is important and vital.”
Collier Lewis has worked in the automotive industry for over four years. Collier started with Penske Automotive Group in 2016 as a part time receptionist and moved into a finance administrator position after graduating college. Collier is currently the Area Admin for the Atlanta Management team where she assists with the Atlanta stores. Collier has enjoyed learning about the different aspects of the dealership and what her peers do on daily basis. She enjoys the ever-changing nature of the automotive industry and finds satisfaction in interacting with customers. “I have always been a people person and wanted to work in an industry where no day is like the day before,” she says. One of Collier’s proudest professional achievements was being asked to join the Penske management training program. “It showed me that the company really valued me and I saw that I had a great opportunity to grow within the organization,” she says. Collier doesn’t hesitate when asked who has been the biggest influence on her career. “My mother has always supported my dreams and told me I could do it.”
Collier advises young women considering a career in automotive industry to “speak up when there is an opportunity. Most importantly, be confident and know that you can do anything that you put your mind to. We have to power to take over this industry by leaps and bounds.” Asked how the automotive industry landscape has changed to engage more women, Collier says: “The automotive industry has evolved and offers a lot of opportunity for women. More and more women are working in service drives, finance roles, and general manager positions.” In the next five years, Collier hopes to be working in a Human Resources role.
In her free time, Collier enjoys spending time outdoors, trying new restaurants and hiking. She will graduate with her MBA in HR next Fall.
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