Jul 31, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Bridgestone Americas hosts WiTT event as part of sponsorship

Shannon Quinn, president of original equipment tire sales, U.S. and Canada, BATO

Women play a critical role in the automotive industry, not only as consumers, but also in the workforce.

Shannon Quinn, president of original equipment tire sales, U.S. and Canada, BATO

Bridgestone and WiTT form mentoring program for women in Middle Tennessee interested in learning from technology professionals

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced a sponsorship with Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for women to advance and succeed in technology careers.

Through the sponsorship, Bridgestone hosted a WiTT event at its new North American headquarters, Bridgestone Tower, on July 31. The event brought female technology professionals from across Middle Tennessee together to learn about Bridgestone and hear from company leaders.

Shannon Quinn, president of original equipment tire sales, U.S. and Canada, for Bridgestone, was the featured speaker at the event and spoke to those in attendance about her career in the automotive industry as well as the important role women play in the industry.

“Women play a critical role in the automotive industry, not only as consumers, but also in the workforce,” said Quinn. “It is exciting to work with WiTT to introduce more women in Tennessee to the automotive industry and specifically to Bridgestone.”

Bridgestone and WiTT also established a mentoring program, which was introduced at the event. The program provides an opportunity for women in Middle Tennessee to learn from technology professionals at the tire and rubber company.

“We are committed to cultivating and supporting talented female leaders in pursuit of technology focused careers,” said Stefano Mezzabotta, chief information officer, Bridgestone Americas. “We look forward to partnering with WiTT to help provide resources for women interested to grow as technology professionals.”

WiTT is a community of female professionals committed to promoting women in technology through scholarships, internships, education, community outreach and networking. Through the partnership, Bridgestone will help support WiTT’s mission, while directly reaching female technology professionals in Tennessee.