* Volvo took a page from Earl’s playbook when it commissioned a team of women to design the YCC (Your Concept Car), a concept created specifically for women.
* The interior of the BMW Z4 was designed by Nadya Arnaout and the exterior by Juliane Blasi (top photo).
* Park’s design for the Cadillac Converj concept was runner-up to the design ultimately seen at the Detroit auto show in 2009.
* Acura hired Michelle Christensen, its first female exterior designer, in 2005. She designed the sleek 2010 Acura ZDX crossover.