Schedule

Sessions times are at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This year has been challenging, to say the least. We’ve heard you loud and clear on what you want to hear about. This first virtual event in our series is designed to help each of us as individuals, members of groups, and leaders to innovate our methods as we lead through crisis. How are organizations getting creative to solve brand new challenges for teams, companies, and customers? What does it mean to manage up? From top to bottom, organizations and roles of all sizes are needing to pivot. Join us as we bring together experienced voices and brilliant minds to drive these important conversations forward.

Dana W. White Chief Communications Officer / Hyundai Motor North America
Joni Stuker President and Founder / Owner Connect
Kendra Koski-Sachs General Sales Manager / Baxter Auto Group
Marisabel Cole Dealer Network & Investment Manager (Florida, Caribbean) / General Motors
Sallie Reid Vice President - People & Culture / ACV Auctions
Scotty Reiss Founder / A Girls Guide to Cars
Veronica Dunford EVP Business Development / DealerBuilt
1:00 pm - 1:08 pm

An Introduction by Scotty Reiss, WIA Board Member, Founder, A Girls Guide To Cars

Scotty Reiss Founder / A Girls Guide to Cars
1:08 pm - 1:28 pm

Dana W. White Chief Communications Officer / Hyundai Motor North America
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Sallie Reid Vice President - People & Culture / ACV Auctions
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

Moderated by: Joni Stuker, WIA Board Member, President & Founder | Owner Connect 

Joni Stuker President and Founder / Owner Connect
Kendra Koski-Sachs General Sales Manager / Baxter Auto Group
Marisabel Cole Dealer Network & Investment Manager (Florida, Caribbean) / General Motors
Veronica Dunford EVP Business Development / DealerBuilt
2:22 pm - 3:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It’s a New Year, New Us! To kick off the new year, we’re bringing together some incredible powerhouses to talk about the biggest concerns that women and our industry face today. Let’s come together and resolve to Spark the Change. From culture concerns to pay gaps, and balancing childcare with career, these timely issues will be addressed, challenged, and debated. Have a topic you think needs to be a part of this conversation, submit it to us!

Christy Roman President / NowDigital
Eliana Raggio Director of Industry Relations / Digital Air Strike
Gina Callari Chief Operating Officer / EVOX Images®
Joe Webb President / DealerKnows Consulting
Joni Stuker President and Founder / Owner Connect
Robin Wilson CEO / SCP AGENCY
Steve Roessler VP of Sale / Drive Centric
Subi Ghosh Vice President, Marketing & OEM Relations / Stream Companies
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Women in Automotive Board Member – Welcome – Eliana Raggio WIA Board Member, Director of Industry Relations, Digital Air Strike

Eliana Raggio Director of Industry Relations / Digital Air Strike
1:10 pm - 1:35 pm

Steve Roessler VP of Sale / Drive Centric
1:35 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Moderated by: Joe Webb, President, DealerKnows Consulting

Christy Roman President / NowDigital
Joe Webb President / DealerKnows Consulting
Joni Stuker President and Founder / Owner Connect
Subi Ghosh Vice President, Marketing & OEM Relations / Stream Companies
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Eliana Raggio Director of Industry Relations / Digital Air Strike
Robin Wilson CEO / SCP AGENCY
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the last couple months, we talked about the rapidly changing current environments and the need to rethink the way we lead through crisis and challenging moments. We also discussed the biggest issues facing women and the industry today. We cannot be leaders and influence change alone. This virtual event will focus on the importance of career development, mentorship, finding an ally, among additional topics. How do you define a path for yourself or for your team? How does mentorship apply at every stage in your career? Where can you find an ally and why is it important? Join us as we Spark Conversation about the intentional planning of careers, along with finding mentors and allies.

Nancy Wolk Principal & Co-Founder / eMentorConnect®
Rock Anderson, Jr. Senior Vice President, HR /Chief HR Officer / AutoNation
Tammy Tecklenburg Principal / Tecklenburg Advisors / Chief Commercial Officer / Germinator
Tania Santos Learning and Development Training Manager / AutoNation
1:00 pm - 3:07 pm

We can all agree that this hot topic needs to be addressed. Now! What lessons have we learned in the past year or even decade? How do we ensure that our workplaces and team cultures are speaking to these important matters of diversity and inclusion? Women in this industry understand that we are made up of many different groups of women from varying backgrounds, challenges, and needs. Join us as we bring qualified experts and experienced voices to help us examine and contemplate these concepts, challenge our mindsets, and help us put plans into our workplaces, teams, and even our personal lives.

Cheryl Thompson Founder and CEO / Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lessons have been learned in the past year as marketers, and brands have had to very quickly adjust to the sudden and rapid changing national environment. What have some of the largest brands done to pivot quickly? What kind of market messaging lessons have we learned? How can we innovate our marketing and evolve our branding to speak to consumers today? Hear from some of the best minds in marketing as they Spark Conversation about advertising through challenging climates of all shapes and sizes.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We’ve discussed many important, timely topics in this series. We’ve listened, we’ve challenged, we’ve networked, we’ve even been inspired to be a part of the change. Where do we go from here? As individuals and members of a larger automotive industry, how do we challenge ourselves to continue these conversations and truly influence change? Join us as we wrap up our first Women in Automotive, Sparking Conversation series to discuss our next steps. You’ll leave informed, engaged, and absolutely inspired.

Speakers

What is Women In Automotive?

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.

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