Women Driven Leadership Award

Celebrating the excellence within our industry, highlighting individuals who inspire, lead, empower and uplift those around them.

2024 Women Driven leadership awards

celebrating & amplifying excellence in the automotive industry

Help us celebrate the amazing women in automotive who have helped guide, mentor, support, and care for our industry. The 2024 MVRO Women Driven Leadership Awards are segmented into five categories. Using the nomination form below you will have 2,000 characters to outline how your nominee fits the leadership award criteria.
 You are allowed to submit more than one nomination per award category. Dealerships are allowed to submit more than one nominee per award. Winners will be announced at the 2024 Automotive Conference & Expo on October 17. 

  • Executive Leadership Award:

    Honours women in executive positions within automotive companies who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and impact.

  • Young Leader Award:

    Recognizes emerging women leaders in the automotive industry who have shown exceptional promise, leadership skills, and potential for future impact.

  • Community Leadership Award:

    Acknowledges women who have made a meaningful impact on their communities through automotive-related philanthropy, mentorship programs, or community outreach initiatives.

  • Influencer and Advocacy Leadership Award:

    Highlights women who use their platform to advocate for positive change in the automotive industry, whether through activism, education, or public policy.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award:

    Celebrates women who have championed diversity and inclusion efforts within the automotive industry, fostering a more inclusive workplace culture.

  We encourage nominations to be supported by your management team where applicable. 

Winners will be announced LIVE on October 17 at the automotive conference & expo

2024 Women Driven Program

In 2024 we are dedicated to continue on growing the Women Driven community to build stronger connections and create a place to learn and share your stories. With a united voice, we can effect growth for women in our industry while amplifying the opportunities available for all.

As a main pillar of the MVRO, education will continue to play a major role in the Women Driven Program. From expert speakers at our events to valuable resources in our special edition Women Driven magazines.

The program has been designed to connect post-secondary students with Automotive industry leaders who can offer support and advice while encouraging young women to develop their skills that can lead them to lifelong careers in this exciting, vibrant and evolving industry. 

Women driven community events

The Women Driven Program is back in person! We’re dedicated to growing our community through a series of in-person events across Ontario. 

Reconnect with friends and peers in your LOCAL community while we enjoy food, drinks and a chance to learn something new. When we create a community, we can effect growth for women in our industry while amplifying the opportunities available for all.  Space is limited! The Women Driven Program will be visiting Ottawa and Toronto in November. 

Proceeds from each Women Driven event location will go towards a local scholarship

Thank you to our 2024 Women Driven Partners

Gold Partners


 Silver Partners


 Bronze Partners


Sponsorship Opportunities are available.
Contact Liz: lizk@MVRO.ca 


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