Since launching the Women & Automotive: Canadian Leadership Forum in 2016, for the past three years, the Cherokee Media Group has honored and recognized a group of Canada’s leading women in auto through our Profiles in Leadership program.

Not only have these groups been recognized in the January/February editions of Auto Remarketing Canada Magazine, but they have also been honored at awards luncheons during the Women & Automotive event. And many honorees have been included in the event’s star-studded speaker lineups themselves!

Thinks names like Cox Automotive Canada president Maria Soklis, TradeRev and KAR Auction Services’ Becca Polak, TRADER Corp’s Samantha Huen, and many more.

This year, Women & Automotive is once again scheduled to follow the Auto Remarketing Canada conference on March 21 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Registration for the Leadership Forum will launch in early January, but you already have a chance to get involved!

Not only has the call-for-speakers for Women & Automotive been extended until Dec. 19 for the event, but those interested also have the chance to nominate a woman leader for the Profiles in Leadership awards program up until mid-week. Know a leader in the auto industry that deserves to be recognized, and you think the  industry should hear from? Send the following information to Auto Remarketing Canada Senior Editor Joe Overby by EOD Wednesday, Dec. 12 EST:

  • Name, Title, Company
  • Email Address of Nominee
  • Why you are nominating the individual, and why they should receive the recognition

The Profiles in Leadership program drills down into what it takes to be a leader in today’s automotive industry, as well as what makes it unique and challenging to be a woman in auto — and how to tackle the steps and hurdles to automotive career success.

In our Profiles in Leadership features, we approach questions like how to describe leadership style, what leaders have inspired these professionals throughout their career, what paradigm shifts they’ve encountered since entering the auto industry and more.

We want to hear from the top of the industry in Canada, and we need your help!

On top of making your nomination for the 2019 Profile in Leadership class, don’t forget to save the March 21 date for Women & Automotive (as well as stay tuned in early January for registration opening). And if you are interested in speaking at the upcoming event, check out the call for speakers, open until Dec. 19!

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