Women In Automotive 2021 Conference

December 12, 2021 - December 13, 2021


We’re back! Women in Automotive is so excited to return to sunny Orlando, Florida to return to our annual on-site conference! We have been taking this ‘year off’ to restructure our conference and bring to our audience, new and old, a brand new experience with exciting new workshop tracks, inspirational speakers and expanded networking opportunities for those in and around the automotive industry!


Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL

1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

Set beside a lake, this 21-acre upscale resort hotel is a mile from the Walt Disney World Resort® and 8.4 miles from Universal Studios Florida.

To make your reservations, please click on the button above.

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Hyatt directly at 877-803-7534.

Please note that NO ONE representing staff at the hotel or Women In Automotive will be reaching out to you with booking offers outside of the ones listed on this page.


Sessions times are at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST.
1:00 pm - 1:48 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 […]

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
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.

On-site COVID-19 Policies

Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL

The health and safety of all visitors to Women in Automotive conferences remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring government mandates and policy changes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and public health advancements. As information pertaining to the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed and keep you up to date with new developments to ensure a coordinated effort and a safe environment for all WIA conference attendees.

Women In Automotive is actively working with the Hyatt Grand Cypress Hotel and their Commitment to Care & Cleanliness with their health and safety guidelines in accordance with and in addition to local and state regulations. Here are some of the policies we are looking to implement in December:

Cleaning & Sanitization: The Hyatt staff are conducting regular—in many cases hourly—cleaning and sanitization of frequently touched surfaces and high-traffic guest and colleague areas such as elevators and elevator buttons, escalator handrails, and restrooms, as well as the surfaces and equipment in our gyms and spas. Cleaning and sanitization includes the use of hospital-grade disinfectants as well as exploring and testing the use of electrostatic sprayers. They are also implementing enhanced cleaning protocols for guest rooms, including the removal of high-touch items and minimizing the number of times the hotel teams enter guest rooms.

Hand Hygiene & Social Distancing: Good hand hygiene is one of the most important steps individuals can take to protect themselves. Reminders on hand-washing techniques are located throughout the hotel, with hand sanitizer stations or sanitizing wipes also prominently placed throughout. Social distancing measures are strongly encouraged in hotel public areas such as elevators, fitness centers, airport shuttles and more, while many hotels are placing protective shields at the front desk and grab-and-go markets.

Masks and Face Coverings: In accordance with global Hyatt hotel policies, they are asking everyone to wear masks or face coverings regardless of vaccination status, to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. With this is mind, WIA will require all attendees, vendors, exhibitors, and speakers to wear a mask at the Women In Automotive Conference 2021. Anyone who ignores the policy will be asked to leave the conference.

To review Hyatt’s full Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment policies, please click here.

Thank you for your commitment and cooperation as we work to make this upcoming conference a safe and successful event!

– The WIA Board