CHICAGO (CBS)– Tuesday is Women’s Day at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.
When it comes to buying cars, women make nearly half of the purchases and that’s prompting changes in the automotive industry.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
Organizers and manufacturers have created an entire day of special events and programming.
Experts tell CBS 2, women are now making up 45% of the show’s attendance.READ MORE: Tree House Humane Society Opens New State-Of-The-Art Veterinary Clinic In West Rogers Park
Kathy Gilbert, who works to get women into the auto industry, says there is still work to be done to get women working in the field.
“We have to do a better job of getting more women into the dealership environment,” she said.
Women will also get discounted $8 dollar tickets today.MORE NEWS: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Other Officials Call On State To Pass Plan To Reduce Vacant Properties
The 2020 Chicago Auto show runs through Feb. 17th.