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Cox Automotive Canada hosts its first ever Women with Drive Forum

Cox Automotive Canada hosted its first Women with Drive Forum on December 13, 2017, at the Mississauga Convention Centre, just outside of Toronto.

Women with Drive Forum

Cox Automotive Canada hosted its first Women with Drive Forum on December 13, 2017, at the Mississauga Convention Centre, just outside of Toronto.

Our employees displayed their support for the event by maxing out the venue with 110 attendees from across all of the Canadian business units.  

Maria Soklis opened the event with an honest and inspiring retrospective view of her career journey from its infancy, and the obstacles she had to overcome along her path to becoming the President of Cox Automotive Canada.    

The event concluded with a panel discussion, led by Grace Kong, Vice-President of Human Resources for Cox Automotive Canada, and featuring prominent female figureheads in the Canadian automotive industry including; Susan Gubasta, President/CEO Mississauga Toyota, incoming President Trillium Dealers Association; Ruth McBride, VP, Manufacturing Partnerships at Scotiabank; Petrina Gentile, Automotive Journalist; and Katie Naughton, President & GM of 401 Dixie Kia Mississauga. The panelists offered the attendees insights and advice on how to persevere and navigate the automotive industry to succeed in their career.  

“It is 2017. The industry is talking about transformation, digital retailing and connected cars – yet we still have to talk about gender equality” says Maria Soklis. “I am extremely proud that Cox Automotive is taking charge in Canada and across the globe to support gender diversity through the Women With Drive initiative. I’m also excited that our employees in Canada are supportive and made our first ever event an overwhelming success”  

Cox Automotive Canada has already begun planning how Women With Drive will take shape in various events throughout 2018.

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