CADIA News Digest, January-February 2022

Workshops to Foster Understanding, Growth and Change

Spotlight on Inclusive Leadership 

CADIA offers more than 25 different workshops live, in person or virtually. One of the most requested workshops is Inclusive Leadership. To remain relevant, leaders must develop the essential skills of inclusive leadership to effectively leverage the diversity of people, perspectives and experiences. Developing inclusive leaders at all levels can help:

  • Increase employee engagement and retention
  • Build more flexible and adaptable teams
  • Improve problem solving and decision making
  • Realize higher profits and performance 

Let CADIA facilitate the conversations that foster understanding, growth and change. Contact Jennifer Harding for more information on how to bring this workshop to your workplace.


New Members

As new members, companies have access to the CADIA DEI Roundtable Series, workshops, CADIA Certification and more. Join us in welcoming our newest members to the CADIA Community. We look forward to working with new members on their DEI journey, and learning together to make strides in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Welcome New Individual Members:

  • Therissa Allen
  • Joy Korte
  • Penny Barnes

New Website and Member Info Hub

Members of the CADIA Community can now find information and resources, manage their events, pay invoices and update member information in one place. Look for "CADIA Community Login" on the CADIA home page to create a new account or access your existing account.



DEI Accelerator Program:  Apply Now

In December, CADIA graduated the pilot cohort of the CADIA DEI Accelerator Program with rave reviews from participants and their employers. The 13-week program offers a structured opportunity for automotive industry professionals to learn DEI best practices, solve complex organizational challenges and build a DEI professional network.

Graduates receive a CADIA DEI Certification at the conclusion of the course. The pilot sold out quickly so reserve your place for the Winter 2022 cohort today.




"I am excited that I have the tools, courage and knowledge to catapult my organization into the next phase of DEI activity."

-- LaDonna Chatman, AAM, Fall 2021


CADIA in the News -  Advancing Talent Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 CADIA and Tecklenburg Advisors co-host a monthly Auto Care Industry DEI Roundtable with support from Chair Lani Glancy, vice president, Talent Development, DEI and Communications, AutoZone. This member-based forum is an open exchange of information and best practices for diversity, equity and inclusion for DEI champions. It is designed for organizations in the auto care industry, including:

  • Aftermarket manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Vehicle parts and components retailers and related services
  • Maintenance and repairs on every class of vehicle

A peer learning community and sharing best-in-class practices are part of the experience.



Automotive News - Workplace Flexibility can Boost Diversity

For dealerships seeking to foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion - offering   flexibility to employees and listening to their needs are places to start. Cheryl Thompson , CEO at the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement, echoed the importance of flexibility in today’s workplace. “I was a young single mother for many years, and I just always wanted that flexibility,” Thompson said. “You would think it’s not that hard…we’re pushing against the status quo. I’m thrilled that’s the silver lining that the pandemic gave us. I just really hope that we don’t have amnesia and that we’re able to bring this flexibility forward and do even better when we can be intentional about it.”



CADIA Connects - February

Staying the Course:  Keeping Divisive Rhetoric out of DEI Conversations

CADIA Connects is the lunch-time Zoom call that will keep you aware, engaged and learning about DEI, leadership and career development. Join us on Feb. 8 noon-1 pm ET for a panel discussion on how to have inclusive DEI conversations and diffuse the sometimes politically charged nature of DEI.




CADIA Impact Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 CADIA Impact Awards. These awards recognize excellence in and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the following categories:

  • Leadership Commitment
  • Systemic Change
  • Champion for Diverse Talent
  • Creating Inclusive Cultures
  • The Power of One



Membership Information

Did you know? CADIA not only offers corporate memberships but individual memberships as well.  Check out the Benefits of Membership.

For more information or to schedule a call about membership, contact Jennifer Harding.

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