Who We Are
WIA Governing Board
Co-Owner / Chief Strategy Officer
Women In Automotive
Interactive Marketing &
WIA Executive Board
A Girl’s Guide To Cars
Chief Marketing Officer
The Bees Knees Automotive Agency
Auto Network Consulting, Inc.
PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
Dealer Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions
WIA Executive Steering Board
Disruptive Growth Solutions
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
PRESIDENT, DEALER, CEO
Patriot Auto Group
Counry Hill Motors/VinCue
Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Female Employees
And Leaders in the Automotive Industry.
Women In Automotive was founded by six industry female leaders in partnership with JKR Advertising out of Orlando. The group is particularly interested in empowering and developing women in the auto industry. The philosophy is that this benefits both the women and the dealerships and will help facilitate the training and hiring of more females in dealerships.
Who we are:
To empower and champion women within the automotive industry through the WIA
Community, mentorship program, conferences, educational resources, and WIA Social &
Women In Automotive dedicates all efforts into helping organizations hire, develop, retain, and
promote women in every role, from entry level to executive. We partner with those that are like
As more women take on leadership roles in an industry that has historically been majority male,
it is paramount that this growing and powerful force has a support network that bolsters this
trend. This is not a mission we choose to accept. It is one we must.
Why A Women's Conference?
The industry focuses quite a bit on certain niche segments. There are conferences for any major theme in automotive such as digital, leadership, finance, marketing, sales, etc. These events serve as great platforms for discussion, debate, networking, and most importantly innovation. People who attend these events are pushed and challenged and filled with information on the changes and progress in those fields. They find themselves growing every year. So, the real question is… why not a women’s conference?
Women are an under-served population in this industry when it comes to those needs and having those platforms. There is significant growth in the number of women working in automotive and attending conferences and seminars. With women only making up 2.8% of all dealerships and only holding 7% of the managerial, sales, and service advisor positions, the Women In Automotive Group feels passionate about providing a place for women to come together to share and learn.
We want to provide an experience that discusses challenges, changes, opportunities for education, personal branding, and career paths. A first-of-its-kind conference serving women that make up all aspects of the industry, Women In Automotive is a stepping stone to the greater growth of women in this space, especially in leadership roles.
Why Should Dealers Send Their Employees?
What Makes WIA Unique As A Conference?
Outside the obvious reason, this conference was designed carefully by passionate women discussing the most important topics for this specific population. Speakers did not apply and speaking roles were not purchased. The agenda consists of important topics for women, how to overcome challenges, and invited guests to speak on chosen topics. This conference is 100% designed to help further the discussions between women, address challenges, continue to educate, and move our industry forward.