Leadership. Mentorship. Empowerment. What do those all have in common? They are the three pillars and guiding values of Women & Automotive: A Canadian Leadership Forum.

It’s what it takes to make it in any industry, let alone automotive. But these qualities, as many of us know, are particularly crucial to those trying to make it an industry that can often feel stacked against them.

For many women in auto — that’s you. But tides are changing, and events like Women & Automotive and so many more efforts of women worldwide are working to shift the “industry sands” so to speak.

That’s why we want you to attend this year’s event — you all, our attendees, are the change makers, and your participation matters. And you don’t have to wait to get involved.

Early Bird Registration for the event opens Jan. 7. Register before Feb. 21 to save $100 on regular registration, or $200 on onsite reg. The early bird rate of $295 will give you access to six educational sessions, including two keynotes, featuring more than 15 leading women in the Canadian auto industry.

Last year, more than 200 registrants attended Women & Automotive 2018. In case you are wondering if you belong at the upcoming event, take a look at these attendance stats from last year. The leading titles in attendance were senior managers and managers at 40 percent, followed by senior directors and directors with 15 percent. Next in line were SVP and VPs, represented by 12 percent of attendees. Ten percent of attendees were c-level executives.

But another element of the Leadership Forum is our promotion of mentorship and the power it has to further careers and break boundaries. As such, associate-level professionals made up 11 percent of 2018 attendees. And 30 of these individuals, and others starting out in the industry, participated in our Women & Automotive Mentorship Roundtables and were paired with six women leaders in the industry for a discussion designed to focus on auto career paths, career goals, networking and more

Women & Automotive attendees are also invited to our Profiles in Leadership awards luncheon that recognizes a group of leading women in the auto industry that are pushing barriers and expanding opportunities for all in the Canadian automotive industry. And you will be hearing from many of these women throughout the event sessions and panels, as well.

Don’t miss the chance to join the #AutoWomenLead conversation. Register before Feb. 21 to save!

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