Syed Shihab’s Answer
Female professionals are highly successful in the automotive industry - you can take General Motor's example where it's being lead by Mary Barra as CEO. At Cummins, we have highly skilled female work force in all functional areas like engineering, marketing, management, manufacturing etc. You can find some interesting statistics about woman in the automotive industry in the following article - http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/women-automotive-industry
Success depends on education, planning, proper training and above all - sheer motivation. Basically, if you work hard and plan intelligently, you're bound to be successful.