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Women Driven Mobility YQG Breakfast

October 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Join us for a networking breakfast followed by discussion with authors of Women Driven Mobility: Rethinking the Way the World Moves.

Join WEtech Alliance, St. Clair College Research and Innovation and Invest WindsorEssex for a networking breakfast followed by a panel discussion with Women Driven Mobility: Rethinking the Way the World Moves authors, Katelyn Shelby Davis and Kristin Shaw. Authors will discuss what inspired the book, what they found to be most impactful, and how we can work to elevate female leaders within the industry. The event will culminate with a regional spotlight on women leading the way in mobility and automotive innovation in Windsor-Essex.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Katelyn Shelby Davis, Communications and Marketing Lead at Cavnue and Co-Author of Women Driven Mobility: Rethinking the Way the World Moves
  • Kristen Shaw, Communications and Urban Planning Professional at WSP and Co-Author of Women Driven Mobility: Rethinking the Way the World Moves

Windsor-Essex Women in Mobility Spotlight Panel:

  • Nicole Matchett, Owner & President, Taurean EV Charging Solutions Inc.
  • Dr. Ikjot Saini, Co-Director SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence
  • Shawna Boakes, P.Eng., Executive Director of Operations, City of Windsor
  • Mursal Amin, Member of Young Women in Motion, WEST of Windsor Inc.

Complimentary Ticket includes:

  • Eat Well, Live Well Breakfast + Freshly Brewed Coffee & Hot Tea selection, or Fruit Juices
  • First 40 registrations will receive a FREE copy of Women Driven Mobility: Rethinking the Way the World Moves. Please note you must be in attendance to receive your copy of the book.
  • Networking and connecting with other mobility professionals, leaders and students

Sponsors and Partners: St. Clair College Research and Innovation, Invest WindsorEssex, Government of Canada, Ontario Centres of Innovation, Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, Province of Ontario


  • 8:00 am – 8:45 am Networking Breakfast + Coffee/Tea
  • 8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcome / Introductions – WEtech Alliance / St. Clair College
  • 9:00 am – 9:05 am Fireside Chat Introductions
  • 9:05 am – 9:35 am Fireside Chat with Authors of Women Driven Mobility
  • 9:35 am – 9:45 am Moderated Q&A
  • 9:45 am – 10:15 am Panel Discussion: Windsor-Essex Women in Mobility Spotlight
  • 10:15 am – 10:30 am Moderated Q&A
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking + Book Signing


Katelyn Shelby Davis

Communications and Marketing Lead at Cavnue and Co-Author of Women Driven Mobility: Rethinking the Way the World Moves

Katelyn Shelby Davis serves as the Communications and Marketing Lead at Cavnue, the leading developer of roadway infrastructure for connected and automated vehicles. For the past decade, she has been ingrained in the automotive and transportation industry where she worked alongside some of the world’s biggest innovators in connected, autonomous, shared, and electric mobility technologies to develop better and more efficient ways to move people, goods, and services.

Growing up in the Motor City, her love for automobiles started at a young age and has influenced her career as a passionate storyteller for some of the world’s foremost mobility leaders. Davis lives for the intersection of technology and transportation and the creation of equitable, accessible, and sustainable transportation that serves all.

As an award-winning communications professional, Davis has been recognized with six national titles for strategic marketing and communications campaigns spanning B2C and B2B. She was also named one of Detroit’s 30 in their Thirties in 2021. She is an active board member of the Automotive Public Relations Council and is a graduate of Leadership Detroit. Formerly, she served as editor-in-chief of Driven, a news outlet showcasing Detroit’s global leadership in mobility, and served on the Board of Directors for Women in Mobility – Detroit. She also served as a Girl Scout leader, committed to mentoring the next generation of female leadership. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and Wayne State University, where she studied advertising and public relations, as well as new media communications.


Kristen Shaw

Communications and urban planning professional at WSP

Kristin Shaw, LEED AP (she/her) is a communications and urban planning professional who works at WSP, a global leading engineering firm providing management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment. Shaw’s work connects communities to various lifecycle stages of climate resilience, infrastructure, and transportation projects. Shaw believes that good design starts with people and invests in the environment.

Shaw is a published author, photographer, and academic researcher. In 2021, she along with Katelyn Davis, co-authored “Women Driven Mobility: Rethinking the Way the World Moves ” The book serves as an inventory of case studies focused on mobility, transportation and the automotive industry that had women lead. It focuses on the social and economic benefits of gender and racial equity, while recognizing both opportunities and consequences of gendered cities and places.

In 2021, she was a selected artist for At Whose Expense , a curated public art installation by SaveArtSpace to raise climate justice awareness and to support investment and healing for the years of harm experienced by historically vulnerable communities.

Shaw has significant experience in policy development and implementation for waste and materials management; green building operations, green events, environmental education and working with environmental justice. She has worked as a photojournalist and creative photographer for over a decade and is a beekeeper.

Prior to her role at WSP, Shaw managed marketing and corporate social responsibility at Detroit’s convention center, Huntington Place (formerly Cobo Center.) In her role at the center, she was responsible for managing over $1.5M in revenue from digital assets and supporting policy decisions for digital signage and technologies. Shaw was the Project Administrator for the v4.1 LEED Gold Certification, which was awarded to the facility in 2019, making it the largest building of this certification in the world. She was instrumental in the 2019 $33M rebrand of the building from ‘Cobo Center’ to ‘TCF Center.”

Shaw serves as a chair for the Detroit City Council Climate Committee as well as on the Michigan Leadership Advisory Board for USGBC Detroit Region. She is a member of the American Planning Association, Detroit Young Professionals, Women in Transportation, Women in Climate Tech and Women in Mobility.

Shaw has received numerous awards and accreditations throughout her career including the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability Award; the Michigan Association of Planning Outstanding Graduate Project Award; Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award; Public Relations Student Society of America Alumni Award (2021) and Brick Award (2014) and honored among Crain’s Detroit Business 20 in Their Twenties. She led the 2019 student team to win the People’s Choice Award and Jury’s Choice award for Midtown Cultural Connections Summit. Shaw volunteers with the Detroit 2030 District, NPower, Green Living Science, EcoWorks Detroit, and Bees in the D.

Shaw holds a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Wayne State University.


This book presents over 40 case studies of women leading the way mobility and automotive innovation. Through interviews with leaders across the entire spectrum of industry, readers see the impact of diverse perspectives on actual projects all over the world. From creating accessible AV transportation with May Mobility to developing safe pedestrian and bike routes through Tribal Land, Karuk Tribe to championing diversity, equity and inclusion across the industries, readers are walked through each stage of the project from analysis to conclusion.



October 25, 2022
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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