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 WIA Board Member and Founder / A Girls Guide to Cars
Veronica Dunford WIA Board Member and EVP, Strategic Partnerships / DealerBuilt - LightYear Dealer Technologies
1:00 pm - 1:08 pm

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

Scotty Reiss WIA Board Member and 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 WIA Board Member and EVP, Strategic Partnerships / DealerBuilt - LightYear Dealer Technologies
2:22 pm - 3:00 pm

Scotty Reiss WIA Board Member and Founder / A Girls Guide to Cars
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 am

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.

Rock Anderson, Jr. Senior Vice President, HR /Chief HR Officer / AutoNation
Megan Bush Del Pizzo Vice President of Business Development / Tom Bush Family of Dealerships
Dr. Martha E. Rader Program Director Business & MBA / Keiser University & Rader Coaching, Training & Consulting
Tania Santos Learning and Development Training Manager / AutoNation
Joni Stuker President and Founder / Owner Connect
Angela Tamayo District Manager / General Motors Retail
Tammy Tecklenburg Principal / Tecklenburg Advisors / Chief Commercial Officer / Germinator
Charlie Vogelheim Principal / Vogelheim Ventures
Nancy Wolk Principal & Co-Founder / eMentorConnect®
1:00 pm - 1:07 pm

Women in Automotive Board Member – Charlie Vogelheim, WIA Board Member, Principal Vogelheim Ventures

Charlie Vogelheim Principal / Vogelheim Ventures
1:07 pm - 1:32 pm

Tania Santos, WIA Board Member, Manager, Learning and Development Training with Autonation Featuring Keynote Speaker: Rock Anderson, Senior Vice President Human Resources, AutoNation

Tania Santos Learning and Development Training Manager / AutoNation
Rock Anderson, Jr. Senior Vice President, HR /Chief HR Officer / AutoNation
1:33 pm - 1:57 pm

Joni Stuker President and Founder / Owner Connect
Megan Bush Del Pizzo Vice President of Business Development / Tom Bush Family of Dealerships
1:58 pm - 2:35 pm

Moderator: Nancy Wolk

Nancy Wolk Principal & Co-Founder / eMentorConnect®
Tammy Tecklenburg Principal / Tecklenburg Advisors / Chief Commercial Officer / Germinator
Angela Tamayo District Manager / General Motors Retail
Dr. Martha E. Rader Program Director Business & MBA / Keiser University & Rader Coaching, Training & Consulting
2:35 pm - 3:00 pm

CDK Sponsored Cocktail & Special Announcement!

Charlie Vogelheim Principal / Vogelheim Ventures
Nancy Wolk Principal & Co-Founder / eMentorConnect®
1:00 pm - 3:00 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.

Scotty Reiss WIA Board Member and Founder / A Girls Guide to Cars
Amy Byrne Executive WIA Board Member and EVP, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer / CDK Global, Inc.
Cheryl Thompson Founder and CEO / Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement
Evelyn Chatel Evelyn Chatel, Women in Automotive Board Member and General Manager / West Kendall Toyota
Kathy Gilbert WIA Board Member and Senior Director, Minority Dealer and Women Retail / CDK Global, Inc.
Marisabel Cole Dealer Network & Investment Manager (Florida, Caribbean) / General Motors
McCeil Johnson Vice President, Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance / McCeil Johnson, J.D.
Sherri Dublin Director Employee Engagement / CDK Global
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

Women in Automotive Board Member – Welcome – Scotty Reiss, WIA Board Member, Founder, A Girls Guide To Cars

Scotty Reiss WIA Board Member and Founder / A Girls Guide to Cars
1:06 pm - 1:31 pm

Kathy Gilbert, Senior Director, Minority Dealer and Women Retail, CDK Global, Inc. Amy Byrne, Executive WIA Board Member and EVP, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, CDK Global, Inc.

Amy Byrne Executive WIA Board Member and EVP, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer / CDK Global, Inc.
Kathy Gilbert WIA Board Member and Senior Director, Minority Dealer and Women Retail / CDK Global, Inc.
1:32 pm - 1:56 pm

Cheryl Thompson, Founder and CEO, Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement Scotty Reiss, WIA Board Member, Founder, A Girls Guide To Cars

Cheryl Thompson Founder and CEO / Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement
Scotty Reiss WIA Board Member and Founder / A Girls Guide to Cars
1:57 pm - 2:32 pm

Moderator: Eveyln Chatel, Evelyn Chatel, Women in Automotive Board Member and General Manager of West Kendall Toyota Panelists: Marisabel Cole, WIA Board Member and Dealer Network & Investment Manager (Florida, Caribbean), General Motors Sherri Dublin, Director of Diversity Inclusion, CDK Global McCeil Johnson, VP Accreditation & Regulatory Compliance, University of Phoenix

Evelyn Chatel Evelyn Chatel, Women in Automotive Board Member and General Manager / West Kendall Toyota
Marisabel Cole Dealer Network & Investment Manager (Florida, Caribbean) / General Motors
McCeil Johnson Vice President, Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance / McCeil Johnson, J.D.
Sherri Dublin Director Employee Engagement / CDK Global
2:34 pm - 3:00 pm

Networking Hosts; Scotty Reiss, WIA Board Member, Founder, A Girls Guide To Cars and Kathy Gilbert, Senior Director, Minority Dealer and Women Retail, CDK Global, Inc. Sponsored Cocktail CDK Global

Kathy Gilbert WIA Board Member and Senior Director, Minority Dealer and Women Retail / CDK Global, Inc.
Scotty Reiss WIA Board Member and Founder / A Girls Guide to Cars
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.

Kathy Cunningham Founder and President / Advanced Marketing Strategies
Veronica Dunford WIA Board Member and EVP, Strategic Partnerships / DealerBuilt - LightYear Dealer Technologies
Denise Galiatsatos President / PCG Digital
Subi Ghosh VP of Marketing & OEM Relations / Stream Companies
Eve Knudtsen President / Knudtsen Chevrolet
Stephon W. Jones Sales Executive for OEMs and Partners, Minority Dealer, and Women Retail / CDK Global
David Regn Co-founder / Stream Companies
Brooke Skinner Ricketts Chief Experience Officer / Cars.com
Joni Stuker President and Founder / Owner Connect
1:00 pm - 1:08 pm

WIA Welcome: Kathy Cunningham, Founder and President, Advanced Marketing Strategies WomenPowered eMentor Mentoring Announcement

Kathy Cunningham Founder and President / Advanced Marketing Strategies
1:09 pm - 1:34 pm

David Regn Co-founder / Stream Companies
Subi Ghosh VP of Marketing & OEM Relations / Stream Companies
1:35 pm - 2:01 pm

Moderated by: Kathy Cunningham, Founder and President / Advanced Marketing Strategies

Brooke Skinner Ricketts Chief Experience Officer / Cars.com
Kathy Cunningham Founder and President / Advanced Marketing Strategies
2:02 pm - 2:37 pm

Moderated by: Eve Knudsen, President of Knudtsen Chevrolet and GM WRN

Denise Galiatsatos President / PCG Digital
Eve Knudtsen President / Knudtsen Chevrolet
Stephon W. Jones Sales Executive for OEMs and Partners, Minority Dealer, and Women Retail / CDK Global
Veronica Dunford WIA Board Member and EVP, Strategic Partnerships / DealerBuilt - LightYear Dealer Technologies
2:38 pm - 3:00 pm

Joni Stuker President and Founder / Owner Connect
Veronica Dunford WIA Board Member and EVP, Strategic Partnerships / DealerBuilt - LightYear Dealer Technologies
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.

Elgie Bright Northwood University, Professor, Department Chair, Automotive Marketing/Management / Northwood University
Anese Cavanaugh IEP Method Creator, Speaker, Author, Culture & Leadership Game Changer
Kathy Cunningham Founder and President / Advanced Marketing Strategies
Anne Francis Vice President, Development / Step Up For Students
Natalia Giner Head of Product / A2Z Sync
Bobbie Herron WIA Board Member and CEO & Founder / The Bees Knees Automotive Agency
Vylet McCrory Assistant Manager in the Dealer Retail Channel of Customer Care and Aftersales / General Motors
Chip Perry CEO & President / A2Z Sync
Scotty Reiss WIA Board Member and Founder / A Girls Guide to Cars
Steve Zabawa Co-Founder / WebBuy
Vylet McCrory
Assistant Manager in the Dealer Retail Channel of Customer Care and Aftersales General Motors
Bobbie Herron
WIA Board Member and CEO & Founder The Bees Knees Automotive Agency
Anne Francis
Vice President, Development Step Up For Students
Elgie Bright
Northwood University, Professor, Department Chair, Automotive Marketing/Management Northwood University
Anese Cavanaugh
IEP Method Creator, Speaker, Author, Culture & Leadership Game Changer
Chip Perry
CEO & President A2Z Sync
Natalia Giner
Head of Product A2Z Sync
Kathy Cunningham
Founder and President Advanced Marketing Strategies
Steve Zabawa
Co-Founder WebBuy
Scotty Reiss
WIA Board Member and Founder A Girls Guide to Cars

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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