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Women Driving Auto Retail 2023

Published October 18, 2022


Maryann Malesardi

Maryann Malesardi

Senior Manager, Event Marketing

Join us for Women Driving Auto Retail 2023 — the annual high-profile networking and education event designed to share ideas, and to learn from the men and women leading the charge in shaping auto retail. It will be Thursday morning of NADA Show 2023, in Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and includes breakfast and two segments, as outlined below. This event typically sells out quickly, get your ticket now!

Segment 1: Empowering Women in Power

Ally presents this year’s keynote address by WheelsUp Founding Chief Growth Officer and Global Brand Ambassador Stephanie Chung. Pulling from her own story and experiences as a woman of color shattering the glass ceiling of aviation leadership, Chung is passionate about empowering other women to achieve what they’ve been told they couldn’t — and then some. Covering topics like embracing your flaws and making yourself heard, women at all stages of their careers will leave these events ready to lead.

Stephanie Chung has over 30 years of experience catalyzing transformative growth in commercial and private aviation at every level — her career started as a baggage handler at Logan Airport. From there, she worked her way up through various roles at USAir, Delta, Bombardier, Flexjet and JetSuite and eventually served as the first African American and only second female president of a major private aviation company. In her current role as Chief Growth Officer at Wheels Up, she leads efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion prioritizing cultural sensitivity and fluency across a diverse target audience with the goal of expanding customer acquisition and maximizing corporate growth.

Segment 2: Embracing Women in the Workplace and Attracting New Women

CarGurus presents speaker Amy Nelson, founder and CEO of The Riveter, a coworking space and community platform tailored to the needs of women. Nelson will share advice for dealership leaders on how to better accommodate existing women working the auto retail industry and how retention is key to future recruitment in the industry.

Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter, a community platform built by and for working women. A graduate of Emory University and the NYU School of Law, Amy practiced corporate litigation with a focus on high-profile First Amendment matters for over a decade in New York City and Seattle. She also served on President Obama's National Finance Committee where she co-chaired Gen44, the under 40 fundraising arm of the campaign. Additionally, Amy previously worked with President Carter's The Carter Center. Amy is the mother of four daughters aged six and under. She is a contributor for Inc. and the host of iHeartRadio's What's Her Story with Sam and Amy. In addition to raising $30 million in venture capital to grow The Riveter, Amy has been published broadly including in/on outlets including The TODAY Show, Refinery29, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. She has spoken across the world on many stages, including Fortune's Most Powerful Women, Cannes Lions, and SXSW.

Don’t Miss Out

The March 2022 event, in Las Vegas, was met with incredible reception. More than 320 dealership leaders, exhibitors and allied industry attended the completely sold-out event that celebrated women in auto retail and offered dealers best practices and tactics to enhance female employment at their own stores.

The event featured a fireside chat with The Car Mom Kelly Stumpe about how her work to empower moms and families to make well-informed and confident decisions when shopping for a vehicle, as well as a panel “The Changing Role of Women in Automotive” offering best practices and tools to help dealerships across the country recruit and retain more women to the auto retail industry.

Please note this optional ticketed event — held Thursday, Jan. 26, 9–11:30am — is not included with your NADA Show 2023 registration. Attendees can add this optional ticketed event to their NADA Show registration. Price: $75 for dealers and managers, $100 for exhibitors.

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