Women Driven Mission: Amplifying women to thrive within automotive careers while cultivating a community of inspiration, innovation, inclusiveness, and equality.

2023 Women Driven Program

Congratulations to our winners! Examples of excellence in our industry! 
Anna Mazzei, Service Manager at Hyundai of Oakville 
Carolynn Kozlov, Senior Regional Manager at Sym-Tech 
Edith Pencil, Director of Employee Services at Performance Auto Group 
Kathy Caron, General Manager at Hopper Buick GMC 
Lina Policaro, General Manager at the Policaro Group  

In 2023 we are focused 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.

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.  

Thank you to our 2023 Women Driven Partners

Gold Partners


 Silver Partners


 Bronze Partners


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


Stay Inspired

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

-Maya Angelou

“I started to wonder if being a project manager was for me; I looked around at all the corner offices to figure out what it takes to be in those offices, and it was all middle-aged white men in navy suits and I thought, I am never going to be a middle-aged man in a navy suit, so I basically did what I always did, I worked harder than anyone else.”

-Laura Schwab

“When you make the biggest changes in your life, you grow the most. Don’t be afraid—it makes you open to change and to incredible experiences.”

-Amy Marentic

“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”

– Sheryl Sandberg.

“The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just, and peaceful life for all.”

– Aung San Suu Kyi

“Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.”

– Joanne Ciulla.

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”

– Dolly Parton.

“You can do anything you put your mind to. Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do it.”

-Brehanna Daniels