MentorMe: Automotive

Industry Focus – Automotive/Manufacturing

We are excited to announce a new MentorMe program focusing on MBEs in the automotive and manufacturing industries.

MentorMe: Automotive is an exciting program for certified MBEs in the automotive and manufacturing industries to advance and develop their business through Senior Corporate Executive mentoring.  Through MentorMe: Automotive, MBEs will have the opportunity to discuss and receive feedback on their business in addition to enhancing their leadership and communication skills.

In the program, high potential MBEs will be partnered with a team of Senior Leaders from Automotive OEMs and Tier 1s.  The MBE and Mentor Team will assess the MBE’s company, evaluate real-time organization challenges/situations and discuss the future of the MBE’s business.

During the application process, MBEs in the automotive and manufacturing industries will be asked to share current business challenges and three areas of interest so that the best and most appropriate Mentors can be selected and matched to their organization. The skill areas available for selection are:

    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Product Development
    • Purchasing
    • Sales
    • Quality

All selected MentorMe: Auomotive MBEs will need to submit a business presentation prior to the MentorMe session. This presentation will allow the Mentors to research, understand and prepare for the Mentoring session.  MBEs will receive further instruction on this requirement once notified of their successful placement in the program.

MentorMe: Automotive is an intimate and bespoke program with only a limited number of spaces available. If you think this program is for you and to ensure top consideration, please complete the online application below with as much information as possible and use specific examples to support your position. 

Corporate Sponsor

Ford Motor Company is proud to be the sponsor of Mentor Me: Automotive.  For more information on Ford Motor Company, please visit:

Program Requirements

    • Business must be a certified MBE in the Automotive or Manufacturing Industries
    • Applicant must be the Owner, CEO, President or a Key Decision Maker of the MBE
    • Applicant must be able to attend the face-to-face MentorMe Session on November 16th, 2017


  • September 6                                 MentorMe Applications Open
  • TBD                                                MentorMe Applications Close
  • Starting October 20                    Successful Applicants Notified
  • October 31                                    MBE’s Submit Business Presentations
  • November 16                               MentorMe Session


If you would like to be considered for the MentorMe: Automotive program, please fill out the following application:

Supporting Sponsor

The supporting sponsorship gives your company exposure at all major MMSDC events and more. Learn more

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