Corina Sandu, Robert E. Hord Jr. Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies, wrote a chapter in the book, Doing the Hard Work: Insights from Women Leading the Commercial Vehicle Industry, published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. The book won a Best Career Book Award in the 2023 Independent Press Awards.

According the the SAE website, the aim of the book is to bring together diverse, talented women from across the commercial vehicle industry to share their unique experiences including the habits, motivations, triumphs, defeats, and lessons learned that helped each thrive in her leadership roles. The publication provides insights that have relevance for women at all stages in their careers, whether its young women interested in pursuing a career in the auto industry, those looking for their next strategic move, or those seeking insight and inspiration.
"I would like to thank the authors and SAE whose initiative to publish this book is so unique," said Sandu. "I feel humbled by their invitation to contribute a chapter and honored by the company of such accomplished colleagues who shared their experiences in this book. We all hope that our stories will inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in the mobility industry."