Visteon's New Leadership Program for Women Gains Momentum

Nearly two dozen women at Visteon are taking part in a yearlong professional development program designed to help the company cultivate a strong pipeline of engaged female leaders. The “Momentum: Elevating Women in Leadership” initiative started this week with a virtual kickoff session, and will feature interactive workshops, personal skills assessments, individual leadership coaching, and a final capstone project.

Sachin Lawande, president and CEO, Visteon
In our dynamic industry, it is imperative that we invest in talented individuals who can drive operational and financial results, build strong teams, and impact the business through innovation. I expect Momentum will empower each cohort to grab the opportunity and make a lasting imprint on our business.
Sachin Lawande, president and CEO, Visteon

Participants in the Momentum program were nominated by their managers and represent multiple regions, business functions and roles.

Kristin Trecker, senior vice president and CHRO, Visteon
Visteon will create a competitive edge in the marketplace when they harness the power of employees’ varied backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Momentum helps accelerate the development of qualified, high-performing female leaders at Visteon.
Kristin Trecker, senior vice president and CHRO, Visteon

Participants begin the program by completing an online self-assessment that evaluates their strengths based on eight leadership dimensions and offers development suggestions. A series of eight interactive workshops over the course of the year will help participants examine their mindsets and beliefs, elevate their strategic communication, and sharpen their influential networking skills. 

Momentum cohorts are paired with a mentor to guide them throughout the program, along with group and one-on-one coaching. There is also an opportunity to use the leadership and communication skills they learn to solve a real-world problem during a final capstone project, which they will present to Visteon senior leadership. 

The modules were developed through extensive research on the best ways to develop women for leadership roles and include perspectives from around the world, according to Daniela Terenzi, senior director of Human Resources and Momentum’s project leader.

During the Momentum kickoff meeting, participants said they were most looking forward to understanding different perspectives and having access to people and organizations they would not normally encounter in their day-to-day work environment.

Daniela Terenzi, HR senior director and Momentum project leader, Visteon
Momentum includes thought-provoking activities, tools and action plans that can be used on the job and in everyday life. We hope this experience will challenge participants to go further, dig deeper and build a sense of community and network for their own professional growth and Visteon’s future success.
Daniela Terenzi, HR senior director and Momentum project leader, Visteon