ScheduleSessions times are at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST.
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.
Moderated by: Joni Stuker, WIA Board Member, President & Founder | Owner Connect
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!
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.
Tania Santos, WIA Board Member, Manager, Learning and Development Training with Autonation Featuring Keynote Speaker: Rock Anderson, Senior Vice President Human Resources, AutoNation
Moderator: Nancy Wolk
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.
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.
Cheryl Thompson, Founder and CEO, Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement Scotty Reiss, WIA Board Member, Founder, A Girls Guide To Cars
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
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
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.
Moderated by: Eve Knudsen, President of Knudtsen Chevrolet and GM WRN
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.
Kathy chats with Anese Cavanaugh. Clients say Anese “builds creative leaders,” “gets people having honest conversations,” “brings love back into corporate,” “deprograms robots to humans,” and “unlocks potential.” From taking her organization, Advanced Marketing Strategies, through the book Contagious Culture, Kathy can attest that Anese’s methods are transformational — not only professionally but also personally. Anese and her IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®) will help you unlock the 5 Steps to optimize your intentional impact on your company culture, your career, and your life! Want to learn more after this session? Head to the Show Runner Marketing Podcast to hear Kathy’s interview with Anese. https://www.am-strategies.com/2021/01/26/ep-37-creating-a-company-culture-that-thrives/
Panel Sponsored by General Motors Women’s Retail Network Moderated by Elgie Bright
Networking Session Hosts: Scotty Reiss, WIA Board Member, Founder, A Girls Guide To Cars and Bobbie Herron, WIA Board Member and CEO/Founder, The Bees Knees Auto Agency