Friday, March 6, 2020
Chapman Cultural Center
200 East Saint John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306





This event celebrates opportunities and careers for women in manufacturing. The Palmetto Women’s Manufacturing forum includes candid conversations, features dynamic speakers, and fosters new connections. This forum is perfect for engaging your company’s next generation of leaders, employees that deserve special recognition, students, educators, and community partners.

*This event is only open to SCMA Members and the Education Community only.

10:30 am – Registration opens at the Chapman Cultural Center
11:00 am – Panel Discussion Begins
12:00 pm – Luncheon/Award Presentation

2020 SCMA Woman of the Year Award Recipient

Sky Foster

Communications Manager, BMW Manufacturing Co.

North Carolina Central University
Masters of Arts Degree

South Carolina State University
Bachelor of Science Degree

Professional Summary:
Sky Foster has over 25 years’ experience at BMW Plant Spartanburg. Foster began her career at the South Carolina plant in 1993 as part of the start-up team recruiting associates.

She spent the first two decades of her BMW career working in Human Resources, holding several important roles managing Compensation/Working Structures, Benefits, Strategic Planning; Talent Acquisition, Compensation; Training and Recruitment; and Interim VP of Human Resources. Foster’s impact has reached well beyond the plant’s geographical location. She has had the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and conduct training classes across BMW’s Global Network in Africa, Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Italy and Mexico.

In her current role, Foster is the plant spokesperson. Over the last two decades, she has been very active in the local community serving on numerous boards in Upstate, South Carolina. Her most recent professional affiliations include: United Way of the Piedmont Board of Directors, Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, South Carolina State University Trustee Board, The Julie Valentine Center, Board of Directors, Leadership Greenville, Warehouse Theatre Advisory Board, Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, Diversity Leadership Institute and the Automotive Personnel Forum.

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