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Women in Automotive Names Auto Industry Pioneer Lisa Copeland as Brand Ambassador and Board Member

Orlando, FL – Women in Automotive (WIA), a collection of industry leaders focused on empowering and developing women in the automotive sector, announced today that award-winning sales and brand strategist Lisa Copeland has been named WIA Brand Ambassador and added to the organization’s Board of Directors. Her appointment comes as Women in Automotive accelerates its footprint in the industry, expanding its annual conference to two venues with the addition of a West Coast location in 2017. WIA’s annual conference in… 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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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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Christy Roman: Changing the Face of Automotive through Leadership

Published in NCM Institute’s Blog by Lindsey Quinn Dealerships around the country struggle to find innovative ways to recruit and retain top female talent; meanwhile, women themselves face challenges balancing work and home and often have to establish their place in the traditional dealership. It’s a situation that many believe needs to change. We recently interviewed Christy Roman, founder of Women in Automotive (WIA), about the difficulties women face and asked her how the industry can address them. Read on… Read more »

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This woman’s work – Jody DeVere and Christy Roman Interview with Strategy Mob

It’s one thing to recruit women to be part of your dealership, it’s another to retain them. Two industry leaders share how to do both. When female customers walk into your showroom, they notice when there are few, if any, women salespeople to greet them. According to the most recent NADA Workforce Study, women represented only 18.5 percent of dealership employees; 8 percent of those were employed in key positions, 91 percent in office and admin support. Those numbers need… 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 auto leaders honored during NADA events – Automotive News

Why aren’t there more women in the auto industry? There is no simple answer, but it was nice to see several honored with “atta girl” pats on the back at events held during the NADA conference, here in Las Vegas this weekend. Please know I use the term “girl” loosely. These are professional women. They are impressive, accomplished and dedicated to the auto industry and paving the way for other women — and men, too — to follow their footsteps.… Read more »

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Women in Automotive Seeks Top Speakers for 2016 Conference

The 2016 Women in Automotive Conference has announced a nationwide search for great speakers looking to reach a unique audience. The focus of the 2016 conference is educating and empowering the automotive community on leadership and trends that positively impact employment and sales growth within the female market. Organizers expect more than 600 professionals to attend the conference – doubling the attendance from last year’s inaugural event. The conference, scheduled for June 26-28 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate… 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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