Ford® Supports The Women Who Power America Forward

Meet the Women

Who Are Changing the Future.
Follow their inspiring stories

Whether they’re putting out fires, planting gardens, resurrecting historic buildings or creating lifesaving medical equipment, women are playing essential roles in powering America forward. And Ford is proud to support them. Meet four important change-makers and follow their inspiring stories. Learn about the challenges they’ve faced, obstacles they’ve overcome, passions that continue to drive them and hopes for the next generation.

Queen Anunay

Deputy Fire Chief

Queen Anunay

Deputy Fire Chief

As a firefighter, Queen Anunay had to break down doors to extinguish fires and protect people from hazardous situations.

Today, as deputy fire chief of a major metropolitan city and the highest ranked female in her department, Queen is breaking down stereotypes and opening doors for the next generation.

Smiling Queen Anunay standing in front of a brick wall
Smiling Raquel Garcia in outdoor setting

Raquel Garcia

Executive Director
Southwest Detroit
Environmental Vision

Raquel Garcia

Executive Director, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision

Environmentalist and avid gardener Raquel Garcia has a philosophy about planting trees. “If you’re going to plant a tree, make sure it bears fruit,” she declared. “Otherwise, what’s the point?”

This ideology not only guides the way Raquel designs and plants her prolific gardens, it also serves as the driving force behind her unwavering commitment to help others and improve the world around her.

Sandy Fershee

Lab Director,
D-Ford Detroit

Sandy Fershee

Lab Director, D-Ford Detroit

Sandy Fershee is not your typical problem solver. Because Sandy works to solve problems people may not realize they have by creating solutions they don’t yet know they need.

“I’m inventing the future,” acknowledged Sandy, Lab Director, D-Ford Detroit. “That drives me every day.”

Smiling Sandy Fershee outside office building
Smiling Adrienne Bennett in outdoor setting

Adrienne Bennett

Master Plumber, President and CEO, Benkari LLC

Adrienne Bennett

Master Plumber, President and CEO, Benkari LLC

As a young girl growing up in Chicago, Adrienne Bennett remembers the thrill of taking the train to the Michigan Central Station, a building alive with excitement and people.

Now, after decades of neglect, the old train station is being given new life as a high-tech auto innovation hub by Ford Motor Company. And Adrienne, the first African American female master plumber, is playing a major role in resurrecting it.