(CBS Detroit) – Women are driving the auto industry as never before and they are also having a greater impact on society.

That’s the consensus of Pamela Prince-Eason, President & CEO of WBENC which just came out with its annual report card on how corporations are doing at working with women owned suppliers.

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Prince-Eason talked how Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as well as Kelly Services and Kellogg ranked high on their annual list.

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She was joined by Michelle Richards who also has been involved in helping women suppliers grow their businesses.

Then Sheryl Connelly, Ford Futurist, and Alana Strager, F-150 Innovation Manager, talked about females and how they are impacting how cars are designed and purchased.

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You can hear the conversation by watching “Michigan Matters” 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62.