Women & Automotive

Canadian Leadership Forum

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Toronto, Canada


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Women & Automotive is a one day forum for change agents, risk takers, and revolutionary leaders to share and discuss practical approaches for advancing women into leadership roles in the Canadian automotive industry. The second annual forum will be hosted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Westin Harbour Castle in downtown Toronto.

What to know who attended the inaugural event last year?

Download the 2017 Attendee List

Who should attend?

  • Women who are currently in leadership and decision-making roles
  • Women who want more support and education for their leadership advancement
  • Employers and HR managers seeking resources for supporting women’s leadership advancements
  • Men who want to see more women assume leadership and decision-making roles

If you want to learn more and share knowledge about recruiting and retaining women employees in the dealership, to expanding opportunities within the manufacturer, finance, banking, insurance and supplier segments of the Canadian automotive industry—this one day forum is for you!


Why you should attend?

Exchange Knowledge

Our intention is to create an environment that promotes the exchange and spread of knowledge from female leaders, the employers and programs that support those leaders, and women who aspire to be industry leaders.

Leadership Advancement

As more women join the automotive industry, it is important to provide them with the education, networking and career advancement opportunities that will prepare them to assume leadership and decision-making roles.

Beyond Networking

A key to a successful career is finding a mentor who will teach, inspire, and nudge as you achieve and set new goals. We hope this forum will be a place where individuals can connect with a mentor or mentee.

All in a Day

Women & Automotive will kick off Wednesday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. and will run until 4:00 p.m. The program also includes lunch and networking breaks for all registered participants.



Pricing*: USD $395 (or CAD$530 subject to daily conversion rate)
*NOTE: All registration costs are listed and collected in USD. Your financial institution will handle the conversion from USD to CAD; charges will show in CAD.

Your registration to the Women & Automotive 2017, happening April 5th, will include a condensed day of speaker presentations, panel discussions, lunch, and snacks, snazzy swag, conference notes and full access to the attendee list with contact information.

2017 Schedule

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The Westin Harbour Castle

Vibrant Lakefront Views, Meet Urban Downtown Core

The Westin Harbour Castle is located along Lake Ontario’s waterfront, steps away from the Downtown Core and a short walk from Union Station via PATH, Toronto’s underground, covered walkway. You’ll be in close proximity to check out iconic landmarks, explore history and art museums, cheer on the local sports team and indulge in retail therapy at street markets and shopping plazas.

Need a room at the hotel?
Reserve your hotel room today at The Westin Harbour Castle. Make the most of your conference experience by staying where the conference, networking and some after parties will be taking place. 

Reserve your room at our discounted rate of CAD$225 per night, plus taxes. Offer available through March 17th, 2017; subject to availability.

Book My Room

You can also call the toll free number at 1-888-627-8559 and state that you are with the Auto Remarketing Canada 2017 group ID:AD02AA to reserve a room within our group block.

2017 Sponsors

2017 Industry Partners

2016 Highlights

186 participants from across Canada and the United States

25% of participants were key decision-makers

22% of participants were men

28 speakers representing manufacturers, dealerships, finance & banking, and academia

12 sponsors and industry partners supported the inaugural event

10 information sessions featuring keynotes, panel discussions and workshops

People are Talking

Our Sponsors

Join a network of Canadian automotive businesses and organizations who are contributing to the leadership advancement of women.


Contact us today to discuss sponsorship opportunities at Women & Automotive 2017. Email Bill Zadeits at bzadeits@cherokeemediagroup.com or call us at 1.800.608.7500.