Category: Events

What I Learned at Women in Automotive

By Kathy Gilbert The past few days have been filled with inspiring women, supportive men, innovative ideas and unrelenting passion. The third annual Women in Automotive Conference was held this summer in Orlando, Florida, and we welcomed our largest group yet. Throughout my career at CDK Global, I’ve spent more and more time dedicated to minority and women dealerships. When I got the opportunity to be a part of founding the Women in Automotive conference a few years ago, I… Read more »

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2017 Women in Automotive Conference Taps Two Influential Entrepreneurs for Key Speaking Roles

Orlando, FL – The founder of Shari’s Berries and the best-selling author behind the “Rich Dad” and “Think and Grow Rich” brands have been confirmed as keynote speakers at the nation’s top women’s automotive conference. The 2017 Women in Automotive (WIA) Convention is set for July 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. The three-day conference draws upon top female success stories as it assists the automotive community in recruiting, retaining and developing female employees and leaders. It includes a networking event, speakers,… Read more »

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Women in Automotive and She Buys Cars hosts “What Drives Her” Panel at the Chicago Auto Show 2017

Earlier this month during the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview, Women in Automotive and She Buys Cars hosted over 150 attendees at the “What Drives Her” luncheon and panel discussion. Experts included Bridget Brennan, Founder and CEO of Female Factor and Author of Why She Buys; Candice Crane, VP of Dealer Solutions at Hireology; Kathy Gilbert, Director of Sales and Business Development at CDK Global; and Jody Hall, VP of the Automotive Market at Steel Market Development Institute. The powerful… Read more »

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Women in Automotive Expands Impact in 2017 – Adds West Coast Conference

Orlando, FL – Women in Automotive (WIA), an organization founded to accelerate the role of women in the automotive industry, is expanding its annual conference to two venues with the addition of a West Coast location in 2017. This year’s schedule kicks off with WIA’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida, July 9-11. This is the third straight year Orlando has hosted the event. The inaugural West Coast event is scheduled for December 10-11 in Palm Springs, CA. Women in Automotive… Read more »

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Calling All Men and Women in the Automotive Industry!

Want to be inspired to begin or advance your automotive journey? This conference presents a united, strong and empowering message that there is a place for Women in Automotive! Dealership Owners, HR Personnel, Salespeople, Service Writers, Administrators, Marketers and anyone else affiliated with the automotive industry will come away from this event with new information to help them further their careers, as well as those of their female counterparts. There’s Something for Everyone! Want to be inspired to begin or… Read more »

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Record Attendance, Exciting Keynote Speakers Highlight Second Annual Women in Automotive Conference

Orlando, FL – More than 400 professionals from across the country attended the second annual Women in Automotive Conference, held in late June at the Omni Resort in ChampionsGate, FL, located just outside of Orlando. Attendance jumped an impressive 33 percent from the conference’s inaugural event in 2015. “Last year’s Women in Automotive event was phenomenal, but this one far surpassed it,” said Christy Roman, founder of Women in Automotive. “The positive feedback we’ve received from both attendees and sponsors… Read more »

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Industry Leaders from GM, Hyundai, Cardinale Automotive Group Tapped for Key Speaking Roles at Second Annual Women in Automotive Conference

The Second Annual Women in Automotive Convention will draw upon top female success stories as it assists the automotive community in recruiting, retaining and developing female employees and leaders. The conference is set for the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate in Orlando, Florida on June 26-28, 2016. The three-day conference includes a recruiting event, speakers, breakout sessions, workshops and booth displays – all centered on the goal of educating and inspiring women in all areas of the automotive industry.… Read more »

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Women in Automotive Announces Conference Return – Hopes to Double Attendance for Second Year

Orlando, FL – Building off a hugely successful inaugural 2015 event, Women in Automotive, a group founded to accelerate the role of women in the automotive industry, has announced its second annual conference. The event is set for June 26-28 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida. The focus of the 2016 conference will be on educating and empowering the automotive community on leadership and trends that positively impact employment and sales growth within the female market.… Read more »

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Women in Automotive: My 4 Favorite Things – By Better Car People

When I first heard there was going to be a Women in Automotive conference, my interest was piqued. I know there are more women than ever before gaining ground in the industry, and I wanted to get to hear the insights first hand. I did a little research and found the WIA Board Partners. And what I learned is that these 5 women are not only leaders in the industry, but also leaders and a voice for women. I want… Read more »

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JKR Employees Attend Women in Automotive Conference

Several employees from JKR and sister company NOW Digital attended this week’s inaugural Women in Automotive Conference. Held at the Ballroom at Church Street in downtown Orlando, the conference included speakers, breakout sessions, workshops and booth displays. More than 300 professionals from across the country made the trip to the Sunshine State to attend the event. “The Women in Automotive conference was not only eye opening as far as opportunities for women to grow in the Automotive Industry, but inspiring… Read more »

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