Catalyst.org reports that in the automotive industry, women made up the majority of office and clerical workers in 2018 at 78.4 percent but were underrepresented among higher level positions like managers, which was only 18.1 percent, and executive and senior level officials and managers which was 17.6 percent.
But Rachel Pullen is one of the few women in the car industry who are leading the way and representing women in an industry where they are the minority. Pullen is the president of one of area’s largest automotive groups, which has 16 different locations across Virginia and Maryland.
Pullen has been familiar with the car industry her entire life. “I worked at a Buick dealership in high school. My stepfather was the service manager, and I would cashier for the service department. In addition, my mother was the marketing director for the Fairfax City Auto Mile. I was familiar with