DETROIT — The Automotive News “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” gala was held at the Max Fisher Music Center on Monday evening. These women have survived the recession of 2008-09 and have empowered and created job opportunities for lots of women in the automotive industry. They have become CEO’s, Vice Presidents and leaders in their field. Times have certainly changed and today we celebrate their accomplishments and their success. During their down time, some of these women are hockey moms, athletes, reality-show fans and “moms.” Two of these 100 strong women are cancer survivors. The presentation of the awards to all 100 women lasted about two hours.