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Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


Executive Sponsors

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


SCP (Social Climber Pro)

SCP (Social Climber Pro)

DealerSocket

DealerSocket

Visit: http://dealersocket.com/


DealerSocket provides dealerships with a single automotive platform containing marketing, sales, service, customer experience, and data mining solutions. More than 185,000 users at over 6,500 auto dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia are optimizing their dealerships with in-depth statistics to save critical time and money, while increasing sales and staff effectiveness, all powered through DealerSocket. You can learn about how we’re doing this on our Website: http://bit.ly/dealersocket and careers page: http://bit.ly/DS_Careers


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


Event Sponsors

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


SCP (Social Climber Pro)

SCP (Social Climber Pro)

DealerSocket

DealerSocket

Visit: http://dealersocket.com/


DealerSocket provides dealerships with a single automotive platform containing marketing, sales, service, customer experience, and data mining solutions. More than 185,000 users at over 6,500 auto dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia are optimizing their dealerships with in-depth statistics to save critical time and money, while increasing sales and staff effectiveness, all powered through DealerSocket. You can learn about how we’re doing this on our Website: http://bit.ly/dealersocket and careers page: http://bit.ly/DS_Careers


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


Tesla

Tesla

Client Command

Client Command

Visit: http://clientcommand.com/


Client Command simplifies the automotive marketing and advertising process. By engineering the industry’s most powerful technology for identifying active car shoppers and advertising directly to them, automotive marketers can precisely target and engage active shoppers™ to increase both sales and profits, as well as gain clear and measurable ROI. Offering marketing solutions for single point stores all the way to enterprise level needs, Client Command helps dealerships attract new customers, retain a higher percentage of existing customers, and lower advertising costs with streamlined online and offline media touch-points. Strategies are developed based on measurable dealership goals and fully backed by a performance guarantee.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Hyundai

Hyundai

Visit: https://www.hyundaiusa.com/


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, CA is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. Designed in California, engineered in Michigan and manufactured in Alabama, more than half the vehicles we sell domestically are made right here in the United States.


TrueCar

TrueCar

Visit: https://www.truecar.com/#/


TrueCar delivers ready-to- transact buyers via an exclusive network of over 500 affinity partner sites. Our expanded Client Success Team is dedicated to helping Certified Dealers utilize all of
the tools, resources and benefits of our program. With on-the- lot service, lower funnel buyers and an accountable billing model, our Dealers are able to sell cars in a more efficient, cost effective and measurable way.


Ally

Ally

Visit: https://www.ally.com


Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally’s legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (Ally Bank Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

The company had approximately $164.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.


NCM Associates

NCM Associates

Visit: http://www.ncmassociates.com/


NCM® Associates originated the automotive dealer 20 Group peer collaboration model in 1947. Since then, we’ve been empowering non-competing business owners to share proven best practices and profit-building strategies with one another. Since our earliest days, we’ve never stopped enhancing our process to include always-innovative analytical tools and software solutions, on-site retail consulting programs, dealership management training, travel solutions and other business-building resources to help our clients get the most value. NCM, a 100% employee-owned company, and its staff of experienced professionals are proud to serve thousands of new and pre-owned auto dealers, and businesses in more than 20 other industries throughout North America.


Affiliate Sponsors

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


SCP (Social Climber Pro)

SCP (Social Climber Pro)

DealerSocket

DealerSocket

Visit: http://dealersocket.com/


DealerSocket provides dealerships with a single automotive platform containing marketing, sales, service, customer experience, and data mining solutions. More than 185,000 users at over 6,500 auto dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia are optimizing their dealerships with in-depth statistics to save critical time and money, while increasing sales and staff effectiveness, all powered through DealerSocket. You can learn about how we’re doing this on our Website: http://bit.ly/dealersocket and careers page: http://bit.ly/DS_Careers


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


Tesla

Tesla

Client Command

Client Command

Visit: http://clientcommand.com/


Client Command simplifies the automotive marketing and advertising process. By engineering the industry’s most powerful technology for identifying active car shoppers and advertising directly to them, automotive marketers can precisely target and engage active shoppers™ to increase both sales and profits, as well as gain clear and measurable ROI. Offering marketing solutions for single point stores all the way to enterprise level needs, Client Command helps dealerships attract new customers, retain a higher percentage of existing customers, and lower advertising costs with streamlined online and offline media touch-points. Strategies are developed based on measurable dealership goals and fully backed by a performance guarantee.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Hyundai

Hyundai

Visit: https://www.hyundaiusa.com/


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, CA is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. Designed in California, engineered in Michigan and manufactured in Alabama, more than half the vehicles we sell domestically are made right here in the United States.


TrueCar

TrueCar

Visit: https://www.truecar.com/#/


TrueCar delivers ready-to- transact buyers via an exclusive network of over 500 affinity partner sites. Our expanded Client Success Team is dedicated to helping Certified Dealers utilize all of
the tools, resources and benefits of our program. With on-the- lot service, lower funnel buyers and an accountable billing model, our Dealers are able to sell cars in a more efficient, cost effective and measurable way.


Ally

Ally

Visit: https://www.ally.com


Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally’s legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (Ally Bank Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

The company had approximately $164.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.


NCM Associates

NCM Associates

Visit: http://www.ncmassociates.com/


NCM® Associates originated the automotive dealer 20 Group peer collaboration model in 1947. Since then, we’ve been empowering non-competing business owners to share proven best practices and profit-building strategies with one another. Since our earliest days, we’ve never stopped enhancing our process to include always-innovative analytical tools and software solutions, on-site retail consulting programs, dealership management training, travel solutions and other business-building resources to help our clients get the most value. NCM, a 100% employee-owned company, and its staff of experienced professionals are proud to serve thousands of new and pre-owned auto dealers, and businesses in more than 20 other industries throughout North America.


Allstate Dealer Services

Allstate Dealer Services

Lotlinx

Lotlinx

Visit: https://www.lotlinx.com/


Back in 2010, our founders Len Short, Robert Vucic, Jason Knight, and Denise Chudy understood there were too many layers wedged between a dealer and a shopper. They saw a gap in the industry; No technology or platform existed to identify and solve for a dealer’s specific needs – and they believed in the importance of landing car shoppers on VDPs. So they began their journey of developing the business they knew dealers needed.

With the idea that dealers would welcome the ability to cut out the middlemen, and connect directly with people who were looking to purchase the cars they had on their lot, they created Chug.net. It was a Vehicle Display Network that enabled shoppers to easily search dealer inventory. But they realized the automotive world didn’t need another portal site. So they set out to do something that hadn’t been done before – bring the cars dealers wanted to sell directly to the people who were looking to buy them, unrestricted by channel.


Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.


ELEAD1ONE

ELEAD1ONE

Visit: http://www.elead-crm.com


Experience the latest modern dealership technology in one core platform: innovative mobile CRM, automotive digital retail and dealership management, service CRM, personalized marketing and cutting-edge reporting.

ELEAD1ONE helps dealers bridge the gap between sales, service and marketing operations. The company’s automotive-only customer experience center (CXC), CRM, and service drive technologies are the foundations of its unique suite of products that drive clients forward through strategic business advantage. Schedule a demo at www.elead-crm.com.


Auto Careers Online

Auto Careers Online

Facebook

Facebook

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/womeninautocommunity/


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


Automotive Mastermind

Automotive Mastermind

Now Digital

Now Digital

Visit: http://www.nowdigital.com/


Now Digital (previously Now Marketplace) prepares auto dealerships and other businesses for an Internet overhaul for all forms of marketing, including Website advertising, e-mail campaigns, social media marketing and more! We specialize in providing digital marketing services to auto dealers, both locally and nationally, with proven results. Christy Roman, founder and CEO of Now Digital, has over 15 years of experience in marketing exclusively to dealers.


JKR Advertising

JKR Advertising

Visit: http://www.jkradvertising.com/


JKR Automotive Advertising is exclusively an automotive advertising agency. This includes every client we serve, from individual stores to multi-point groups. As one of the nation’s top-five advertising agencies, JKR specializes in TV, Radio, Digital, Print and Public Relations. Our capacity for creating highly effective advertising campaigns is well-known and our employees take great pride in their work. JKR Automotive Advertising has earned the confidence and trust of more than 120 auto dealerships of all sizes nationwide and our clients routinely outperform their peers, markets and competitors. To find out more, please visit www.jkradvertising.com.


Stream Companies

Stream Companies

DealerOn

DealerOn

Shari’s Berries

Shari’s Berries

Booth Sponsors

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


SCP (Social Climber Pro)

SCP (Social Climber Pro)

DealerSocket

DealerSocket

Visit: http://dealersocket.com/


DealerSocket provides dealerships with a single automotive platform containing marketing, sales, service, customer experience, and data mining solutions. More than 185,000 users at over 6,500 auto dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia are optimizing their dealerships with in-depth statistics to save critical time and money, while increasing sales and staff effectiveness, all powered through DealerSocket. You can learn about how we’re doing this on our Website: http://bit.ly/dealersocket and careers page: http://bit.ly/DS_Careers


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


Tesla

Tesla

Client Command

Client Command

Visit: http://clientcommand.com/


Client Command simplifies the automotive marketing and advertising process. By engineering the industry’s most powerful technology for identifying active car shoppers and advertising directly to them, automotive marketers can precisely target and engage active shoppers™ to increase both sales and profits, as well as gain clear and measurable ROI. Offering marketing solutions for single point stores all the way to enterprise level needs, Client Command helps dealerships attract new customers, retain a higher percentage of existing customers, and lower advertising costs with streamlined online and offline media touch-points. Strategies are developed based on measurable dealership goals and fully backed by a performance guarantee.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Hyundai

Hyundai

Visit: https://www.hyundaiusa.com/


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, CA is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. Designed in California, engineered in Michigan and manufactured in Alabama, more than half the vehicles we sell domestically are made right here in the United States.


TrueCar

TrueCar

Visit: https://www.truecar.com/#/


TrueCar delivers ready-to- transact buyers via an exclusive network of over 500 affinity partner sites. Our expanded Client Success Team is dedicated to helping Certified Dealers utilize all of
the tools, resources and benefits of our program. With on-the- lot service, lower funnel buyers and an accountable billing model, our Dealers are able to sell cars in a more efficient, cost effective and measurable way.


Ally

Ally

Visit: https://www.ally.com


Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally’s legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (Ally Bank Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

The company had approximately $164.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.


NCM Associates

NCM Associates

Visit: http://www.ncmassociates.com/


NCM® Associates originated the automotive dealer 20 Group peer collaboration model in 1947. Since then, we’ve been empowering non-competing business owners to share proven best practices and profit-building strategies with one another. Since our earliest days, we’ve never stopped enhancing our process to include always-innovative analytical tools and software solutions, on-site retail consulting programs, dealership management training, travel solutions and other business-building resources to help our clients get the most value. NCM, a 100% employee-owned company, and its staff of experienced professionals are proud to serve thousands of new and pre-owned auto dealers, and businesses in more than 20 other industries throughout North America.


Allstate Dealer Services

Allstate Dealer Services

Lotlinx

Lotlinx

Visit: https://www.lotlinx.com/


Back in 2010, our founders Len Short, Robert Vucic, Jason Knight, and Denise Chudy understood there were too many layers wedged between a dealer and a shopper. They saw a gap in the industry; No technology or platform existed to identify and solve for a dealer’s specific needs – and they believed in the importance of landing car shoppers on VDPs. So they began their journey of developing the business they knew dealers needed.

With the idea that dealers would welcome the ability to cut out the middlemen, and connect directly with people who were looking to purchase the cars they had on their lot, they created Chug.net. It was a Vehicle Display Network that enabled shoppers to easily search dealer inventory. But they realized the automotive world didn’t need another portal site. So they set out to do something that hadn’t been done before – bring the cars dealers wanted to sell directly to the people who were looking to buy them, unrestricted by channel.


Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.


ELEAD1ONE

ELEAD1ONE

Visit: http://www.elead-crm.com


Experience the latest modern dealership technology in one core platform: innovative mobile CRM, automotive digital retail and dealership management, service CRM, personalized marketing and cutting-edge reporting.

ELEAD1ONE helps dealers bridge the gap between sales, service and marketing operations. The company’s automotive-only customer experience center (CXC), CRM, and service drive technologies are the foundations of its unique suite of products that drive clients forward through strategic business advantage. Schedule a demo at www.elead-crm.com.


Auto Careers Online

Auto Careers Online

Facebook

Facebook

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/womeninautocommunity/


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


Automotive Mastermind

Automotive Mastermind

Now Digital

Now Digital

Visit: http://www.nowdigital.com/


Now Digital (previously Now Marketplace) prepares auto dealerships and other businesses for an Internet overhaul for all forms of marketing, including Website advertising, e-mail campaigns, social media marketing and more! We specialize in providing digital marketing services to auto dealers, both locally and nationally, with proven results. Christy Roman, founder and CEO of Now Digital, has over 15 years of experience in marketing exclusively to dealers.


JKR Advertising

JKR Advertising

Visit: http://www.jkradvertising.com/


JKR Automotive Advertising is exclusively an automotive advertising agency. This includes every client we serve, from individual stores to multi-point groups. As one of the nation’s top-five advertising agencies, JKR specializes in TV, Radio, Digital, Print and Public Relations. Our capacity for creating highly effective advertising campaigns is well-known and our employees take great pride in their work. JKR Automotive Advertising has earned the confidence and trust of more than 120 auto dealerships of all sizes nationwide and our clients routinely outperform their peers, markets and competitors. To find out more, please visit www.jkradvertising.com.


Stream Companies

Stream Companies

DealerOn

DealerOn

Shari’s Berries

Shari’s Berries

Reunion Marketing

Reunion Marketing

Colors on Parade

Colors on Parade

Visit: http://www.colorsonparade.com


Scratch and Dent Repair. It’s what we do.

We understand the relationship people share with their vehicles. This was the idea when our national mobile paint and dent company was founded. To be there at our customers’ convenience and save them time and money.

For over 30 years, Colors on Parade has succeeded in helping Retail Customers, Auto Dealerships, Fleet Operators and Body Shops provide fast and affordable autobody repairs. Specializing in programs towards improving new and pre-owned car sales and service drive, we also offer franchising opportunities to help your dreams of taking the wheel and becoming your own boss come true.


BMW Group

BMW Group

Flick Fusion

Flick Fusion

Visit: http://flickfusion.com/


Flick Fusion Video Marketing is a pioneer of video technology, specializing in creating, managing, and distributing dynamic and cost-effective online and mobile video products on the world's largest content delivery network. Each video is designed to help our clients reach and engage their customers with richer content and greater impact that results in increased sales and ROI. Data, photos, inventory, audio, music, and special offers are automatically combined to create compelling multimedia video solutions that are fast, easy, and affordable. We look forward to serving you.

Founded in 2000, the company has built, and retained, a national customer base by developing, customizing, and supporting a comprehensive suite of digital marketing solutions that meet the varied online business needs of each dealer client. Flick Fusion Video Marketing is a privately-held company and is headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.


Nextup

Nextup

Visit: http://www.thenextup.com/WIA


The Nextup Managed Retail Sales Process (MRSP) assists dealerships in monitoring and measuring team performances while ensuring effective customer engagement in the showroom, in the finance office, and in the service drive. There are four components of the Nextup platform: Engage: focused on Sales, Drive: tracking and auditing the test-drive; Transact: geared towards Finance; and Maintain: targeting Service activities. Nextup provides in-depth tracking of customer engagement processes and offers opportunities to improve both customer service and time management.


Media Sponsors

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


SCP (Social Climber Pro)

SCP (Social Climber Pro)

DealerSocket

DealerSocket

Visit: http://dealersocket.com/


DealerSocket provides dealerships with a single automotive platform containing marketing, sales, service, customer experience, and data mining solutions. More than 185,000 users at over 6,500 auto dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia are optimizing their dealerships with in-depth statistics to save critical time and money, while increasing sales and staff effectiveness, all powered through DealerSocket. You can learn about how we’re doing this on our Website: http://bit.ly/dealersocket and careers page: http://bit.ly/DS_Careers


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


Tesla

Tesla

Client Command

Client Command

Visit: http://clientcommand.com/


Client Command simplifies the automotive marketing and advertising process. By engineering the industry’s most powerful technology for identifying active car shoppers and advertising directly to them, automotive marketers can precisely target and engage active shoppers™ to increase both sales and profits, as well as gain clear and measurable ROI. Offering marketing solutions for single point stores all the way to enterprise level needs, Client Command helps dealerships attract new customers, retain a higher percentage of existing customers, and lower advertising costs with streamlined online and offline media touch-points. Strategies are developed based on measurable dealership goals and fully backed by a performance guarantee.


AutoNation

AutoNation

Hyundai

Hyundai

Visit: https://www.hyundaiusa.com/


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, CA is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. Designed in California, engineered in Michigan and manufactured in Alabama, more than half the vehicles we sell domestically are made right here in the United States.


TrueCar

TrueCar

Visit: https://www.truecar.com/#/


TrueCar delivers ready-to- transact buyers via an exclusive network of over 500 affinity partner sites. Our expanded Client Success Team is dedicated to helping Certified Dealers utilize all of
the tools, resources and benefits of our program. With on-the- lot service, lower funnel buyers and an accountable billing model, our Dealers are able to sell cars in a more efficient, cost effective and measurable way.


Ally

Ally

Visit: https://www.ally.com


Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally’s legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (Ally Bank Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

The company had approximately $164.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.


NCM Associates

NCM Associates

Visit: http://www.ncmassociates.com/


NCM® Associates originated the automotive dealer 20 Group peer collaboration model in 1947. Since then, we’ve been empowering non-competing business owners to share proven best practices and profit-building strategies with one another. Since our earliest days, we’ve never stopped enhancing our process to include always-innovative analytical tools and software solutions, on-site retail consulting programs, dealership management training, travel solutions and other business-building resources to help our clients get the most value. NCM, a 100% employee-owned company, and its staff of experienced professionals are proud to serve thousands of new and pre-owned auto dealers, and businesses in more than 20 other industries throughout North America.


Allstate Dealer Services

Allstate Dealer Services

Lotlinx

Lotlinx

Visit: https://www.lotlinx.com/


Back in 2010, our founders Len Short, Robert Vucic, Jason Knight, and Denise Chudy understood there were too many layers wedged between a dealer and a shopper. They saw a gap in the industry; No technology or platform existed to identify and solve for a dealer’s specific needs – and they believed in the importance of landing car shoppers on VDPs. So they began their journey of developing the business they knew dealers needed.

With the idea that dealers would welcome the ability to cut out the middlemen, and connect directly with people who were looking to purchase the cars they had on their lot, they created Chug.net. It was a Vehicle Display Network that enabled shoppers to easily search dealer inventory. But they realized the automotive world didn’t need another portal site. So they set out to do something that hadn’t been done before – bring the cars dealers wanted to sell directly to the people who were looking to buy them, unrestricted by channel.


Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.


ELEAD1ONE

ELEAD1ONE

Visit: http://www.elead-crm.com


Experience the latest modern dealership technology in one core platform: innovative mobile CRM, automotive digital retail and dealership management, service CRM, personalized marketing and cutting-edge reporting.

ELEAD1ONE helps dealers bridge the gap between sales, service and marketing operations. The company’s automotive-only customer experience center (CXC), CRM, and service drive technologies are the foundations of its unique suite of products that drive clients forward through strategic business advantage. Schedule a demo at www.elead-crm.com.


Auto Careers Online

Auto Careers Online

Facebook

Facebook

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/womeninautocommunity/


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


Automotive Mastermind

Automotive Mastermind

Now Digital

Now Digital

Visit: http://www.nowdigital.com/


Now Digital (previously Now Marketplace) prepares auto dealerships and other businesses for an Internet overhaul for all forms of marketing, including Website advertising, e-mail campaigns, social media marketing and more! We specialize in providing digital marketing services to auto dealers, both locally and nationally, with proven results. Christy Roman, founder and CEO of Now Digital, has over 15 years of experience in marketing exclusively to dealers.


JKR Advertising

JKR Advertising

Visit: http://www.jkradvertising.com/


JKR Automotive Advertising is exclusively an automotive advertising agency. This includes every client we serve, from individual stores to multi-point groups. As one of the nation’s top-five advertising agencies, JKR specializes in TV, Radio, Digital, Print and Public Relations. Our capacity for creating highly effective advertising campaigns is well-known and our employees take great pride in their work. JKR Automotive Advertising has earned the confidence and trust of more than 120 auto dealerships of all sizes nationwide and our clients routinely outperform their peers, markets and competitors. To find out more, please visit www.jkradvertising.com.


Stream Companies

Stream Companies

DealerOn

DealerOn

Shari’s Berries

Shari’s Berries

Reunion Marketing

Reunion Marketing

Colors on Parade

Colors on Parade

Visit: http://www.colorsonparade.com


Scratch and Dent Repair. It’s what we do.

We understand the relationship people share with their vehicles. This was the idea when our national mobile paint and dent company was founded. To be there at our customers’ convenience and save them time and money.

For over 30 years, Colors on Parade has succeeded in helping Retail Customers, Auto Dealerships, Fleet Operators and Body Shops provide fast and affordable autobody repairs. Specializing in programs towards improving new and pre-owned car sales and service drive, we also offer franchising opportunities to help your dreams of taking the wheel and becoming your own boss come true.


BMW Group

BMW Group

Flick Fusion

Flick Fusion

Visit: http://flickfusion.com/


Flick Fusion Video Marketing is a pioneer of video technology, specializing in creating, managing, and distributing dynamic and cost-effective online and mobile video products on the world's largest content delivery network. Each video is designed to help our clients reach and engage their customers with richer content and greater impact that results in increased sales and ROI. Data, photos, inventory, audio, music, and special offers are automatically combined to create compelling multimedia video solutions that are fast, easy, and affordable. We look forward to serving you.

Founded in 2000, the company has built, and retained, a national customer base by developing, customizing, and supporting a comprehensive suite of digital marketing solutions that meet the varied online business needs of each dealer client. Flick Fusion Video Marketing is a privately-held company and is headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.


Nextup

Nextup

Visit: http://www.thenextup.com/WIA


The Nextup Managed Retail Sales Process (MRSP) assists dealerships in monitoring and measuring team performances while ensuring effective customer engagement in the showroom, in the finance office, and in the service drive. There are four components of the Nextup platform: Engage: focused on Sales, Drive: tracking and auditing the test-drive; Transact: geared towards Finance; and Maintain: targeting Service activities. Nextup provides in-depth tracking of customer engagement processes and offers opportunities to improve both customer service and time management.


The Elise Kephart Experience

The Elise Kephart Experience

Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association

Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association

Keiser University

Keiser University

Visit: http://www.keiseruniversity.edu/


Keiser University, co-founded by Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor in 1977, is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 18 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty. Ranked #23 by US News & World Report in its 2017 Best Regional Colleges South category, Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033- 4097 or call 404-679- 4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.


DrivingSales

DrivingSales

Visit: https://www.drivingsales.com/


DrivingSales offers a suite of products optimizing a dealership’s performance and delivering career growth. DrivingSales University is a platform helping dealers assess store and individual capabilities, then delivering targeted learning from the world’s most advanced automotive curriculums in an on-demand environment. Clients gauge their performance against real-time marketplace metrics using powerful analytics, ensuring their business is at its peak, and finding hidden growth opportunities. Finally, our learning and benchmarking platforms are wrapped in the world’s largest auto online community and supported by the auto industry’s most respected conferences.