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2018 Women’s Conference

June 13 - June 14, 2018
370 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9 Canada

Event Details

Are you looking for unique perspectives of other extraordinary women like you who have established themselves as dynamic and successful leaders?

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference (presented by AIA Canada and Women in Auto Care) is the first-ever international conference created for women in the automotive aftermarket.

Looking to elevate your career and take it to the next level?

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference will bring women in the automotive aftermarket industry together to empower, inspire and learn from each other.

Coming from all aspects of the industry, the conference is open to all women in professions of the aftermarket industry including: technicians, shop owners, engineers, business management, marketing, sales, product management, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retail, consulting, media, industry associations and more.

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference will…

  • Provide you with knowledge in industry trends, technology, and data to elevate your career
  • Offer networking opportunities to raise your profile by creating meaningful professional connections,
  • Connect you with women from all segments and levels of the aftermarket,
  • Offer you new ways to explore and achieve your professional goals by expanding your influence across borders.

Annie Hotte, Chief People Officer, Uni-Select: My Career Journey

Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian American Business Council, Principal, Dentons US LLP: The State of North American Relations
and the Sisterhood that is Running the Show

Kathy Korman Frey, Entrepreneur in Residence, Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, The George Washington University School of Business; CFEE Founder & CEO, The Hot Mommas Project: Unleash the Power of Mentoring

Michelle Ray, Lead Yourself First Institute: Elevate Your Influence


Fotini Iconomopoulos, Advisor & Trainer: Next Level Negotiations

Jean-François Champagne, President, AIA Canada: Industry Updates

Bill Hanvey, President and CEO, Auto Care Association: Industry Updates

Amy Jo Martin, New Times Bestselling Author, Podcast Host: Why Not Now?

Laura Stacey, Professional Hockey Player: Olympic Gold Medalist | February 22, 2018

Kelly Williamson, Director Navy Public Affairs, Royal Canadian Navy: Lessons from the Deck Plates, Life, Leadership and Lessons from the Canadian Armed Forces

Petrina Gentile, Globe & Mail


Program at a Glance

Wednesday June 13

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Conference Kick-Off

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Annie Hotte – My Career Journey

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Kathy Korman Frey – Unleash the Power of Mentoring

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Networking Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood – The State of North American Relations and the Sisterhood that is Running the Show

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Michelle Ray – Elevate Your Influence

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Group Dinner
Design Exchange
The Historic Trading Room
234 Bay St,Toronto, ON M5K 1B2


Thursday June 14

7:00 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Fotini Iconomopoulos – Next Level Negotiations

9:00 am – 10:15 am
Roundtable Discussions

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Networking Break

10:45 am – 11:30 am
Laura Stacey – Olympic Gold | February 22, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Group Photo

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Amy Jo Martin – Why Not Now?

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Jean-François Champagne | Bill Hanvey – Industry Updates

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Networking Break

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Kelly Williamson – Lessons from the Deck Plates, Life, Leadership and Lessons from the Canadian Armed Forces

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Closing Remarks

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