The 2019 Women & Automotive Canadian Leadership Forum returned to the Westin Harbour Castle recently. The annual event looks to further the goals and career paths of Canada’s leading women across the industry. It also provides women with the opportunity to discuss challenges they face in the industry with discussions of actionable steps to overcome them. Topics for this year’s event included dismantling the lie of perfection, advancing women in leadership in auto, mindfulness in business and more.

Guests had the opportunity to learn from many female leaders in the industry from companies like SCI MarketView, Manheim Canada, SAL Group and OMVIC.

The morning key note speaker was featured guest Rhiannon Rosalind, President and CEO of the Economic Club of Canada. Rhiannon won over the crowd with her authenticity, addressing mindfulness in business, conscious leadership and the importance of staying true to ourselves.

Ashley Middleton, AutoTRADER led a discussion panel with Michele Wedemire, Cox Automotive Canada, Jennifer Hurdman, SAL Group, Farah Mohammed, OMVIC, Joanne Peddle SCI Marketview and Deborah Butt, Toyota Canada tackling topics like dismantling the lie of perfection and managing social media pressures. An afternoon key note addressed moving women into c-level positions across the auto industry.

Women & Automotive aims to provide women entering the automotive industry with the education, networking and career opportunities preparing them for top-tier leadership roles. The event proved for another year in a row, that Women in auto are interested, engaged and involved. Women & Automotive returns to Toronto April 9th, 2020.

Kathy Gilbert, CBK welcomed guests to this year’s conference.

Event sponsor ADESA’s Kim Miller, Eddy Cusan and Sornelle Gray.

Rhiannon Rosalind, CEO & President of the Economic Club of Canada shares her journey to leadership.

 SCI Leasing’s Alan Bird, Nisha Nithianantham, Paula Wemp, Lara Appleton and Farheen Fakih.

Lynn Martin, Christine Mitchell and Johanna Bautista, ADESA.

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