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News   May 30, 2014   by CARS Magazine

AIA Canada hosts Womens Leadership Conference June 17-18 in Niagara Falls, Ont.

AIA Canada's inaugural Women's Leadership Conference will allow women in the automotive industry to spend time and network with like-minded, talented, and accomplished leaders. The event will kick-off with a welcome reception on June 17, and a full day conference on June 18 at the Hilton Niagara Falls.


AIA Canada’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference will allow women in the automotive industry to spend time and network with like-minded, talented, and accomplished leaders. The event will kick-off with a welcome reception on June 17, and a full day conference on June 18 at the Hilton Niagara Falls.

The Women’s Leadership Conference will be all about celebrating visionary women and their remarkable leadership in non-traditional female careers.

Event Speakers:

*Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada

*Amanda Lindhout, author of NYT Bestseller "A House in The Sky" and founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation

*Margot Micallef, founder and president, Oliver Capital Partners Inc.

A panel session featuring women from different facets of the automotive industry who will be sharing their career stories, what has influenced them in their careers, opportunities available for women in automotive careers, as well as obstacles that they have overcome

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport has also been invited to address attendees at the inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference.

The Women’s Leadership Conference will also include leading experts focusing on health and wellness. Women wear many hats – including the mom hat, the wife hat, the friend hat, the daughter hat, the sister hat, and the career woman hat. Exhibitors will be onsite to showcase products that can save you both time and money as well as tips and strategies to achieve a successful life balance.

"Hat Shop" Exhibitors confirmed to date include:

Time Management – Progressive Training

Financial – Edward Jones

Maintaining Your Vehicle  – Kelly’s Garage

Lighting Solutions/Energy Efficiency – Osram Sylvania

Office Ergonomics – Lead Ergonomics

Personal Style Coach – Wendy Woods, The Refinery

Health & Wellness – Dr. Michael Feijo, BSc, DC, Chiropractic Health Services

Wine & Food – Niagara Falls Hilton Hotel

The day will leave plenty of time to network and meet new contacts during refreshment and meal breaks.

The deadline to ensure that you receive the special room rate of $149 is May 17. Reservations can be made directly with the Hilton by calling 1-866-873-9829 and identifying yourself as a member of AIA Canada. 

AIA Canada would like to recognize and thank CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. for their financial support and assistance in booking Margot Micallef as a speaker at the 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference

Registration is $529 per person. Click here to view the full event brochure.


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