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Women and Diversity in the Automotive and Powersports Industry

June 27, 2019 at 3pm

June 27, 2019 at 10pm

Executive Suites Hotel & Conference Centre Metro Vancouver
4201 Lougheed Hwy
Burnaby, BC

Event Description:

You’re invited to the Women and Diversity in the Automotive and Powersports Industry Event!

The ARA is hosting this event to celebrate women and diversity, engage employers and those looking to pursue a career in the automotive and powersports industry, and open the conversation on how to promote diversity and encourage inclusivity.

The ARA has engaged professionals from across the industry—shop owners and technicians to instructors and executives—to inspire the next generation entering into this exciting industry and discuss topics such as:

  • Promoting women and diversity in the automotive industry;
  • Face the challenges and myths of entering the sector;
  • Fair education and career path;
  • Diversity and equality in the workforce;
  • How to be successful;

This event is an opportunity to bring everyone together, support each other, recognize your employee’s efforts, talk to potential new hires, and network within the industry.

Thank you to BCIT for your sponsorship and support


3:00 pm to 3:30 pm                    Registration

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm                    Networking and Mini-Expo:
WIN, BCIT, VCC, Craftsman Collision, ITA, Automotive Training Centre, Cormack Recruitment Ltd.,

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm                   Kyosei Consulting:
How to break down the barriers; Recruitment Challenges; Employee Rention; Workplace Concerns

7:00 pm to 7:15 pm                    Break (Cocktails and Appetizers)

7:15 pm to 8:30 pm                    Panel Introduction and Open Discussions

Guest Speakers

MC Annabelle Cormack – Cormack Recruitment Ltd.

Leah Gillanders – Leah’s Automotive North Vancouver

Amanda Koehler – BCIT

Barb Eaves – Meccanica

More speakers to be announced


Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with businesses, educational institutes, and training centers regarding recruitment and programs. Enrich your networking experiences, showcase your companies opportunities, attract new employees or students, or just learn more about the industry’s different levels.

If you would like to participate in the Mini Expo we still have Tables available.


Free for students!

Please complete the event registration form

Sponsorship opportunities still available, information here.

For more information about the event, sponsorship and mini-expo please contact:
Terri Land