WIAL Summit 2018

Lindsay Creedon

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Date(s) - 13/06/2018
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Birchwood Credit Solutions


“Lean In, Lift Up”

2nd annual summit at Birchwood Automotive Group to support Women in Automotive Leadership (WIAL).

The event is being hosted by Steve Chipman, President and CEO of Birchwood Automotive Group and organized by our WIAL Steering committee.

The purpose of Women in Leadership network is to shift women’s perspective in seeing the automotive industry as an impactful career choice.  It also serves to move Birchwood women leaders’ career into high gear by offering various events, supports and resources to develop and inspire Birchwood women to achieve their full potential.

The evening will feature:

  • Welcome from Steve Chipman, President and CEO
  • Reveal of Birchwood’s upcoming Mentorship program by MaryAnn Kempe, CHRO
  • An incredible keynote speaker, Maria Soklis, President, Cox Automotive Canada,
  • Opportunities for women to move from booth to booth networking and discussing certain topics.
      • create your own personal “evaluator pitch”
      • Toastmasters Area Director of the Year 2010, Wallace Greenlay

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  • Reception to close the evening networking with Birchwood Executive and General Managers.

Steering Committee:

  • MaryAnn Kempe, CHRO
  • Tracy Lamoureux, Manager, Learning & Development
  • Brandi Brydges, Assistant Manager, Collision Centre Pointe West
  • Jessica Hale, Service Specialist
  • Kayla Ledohowski-Becker, General Sales Manager, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo
  • Lindsay Langridge, Reconditioning Manager, Reconditioning Centre
  • Antonella Braz, Service Manager, Toyota
  • Sarah Giesbrecht, Manager, Human Resources
  • Lindsay Creedon, Application Designer, TSI Innovations
  • Cecilia Houwen, Executive Assistant
  • Diana Langlois, AP & AR Manager
  • Candace Hodgins, VP, Finance
  • Robyn Okaja, General Manager, Ford
  • Kimberley Duong, Customer Service Manager, Credit Inc.

The WIAL program was just awarded the HR Excellence award for 2018 in the Organizational Strategy & Engagement Award, large business category.