Women Driven

Our mission is to amplify women to thrive in their automotive careers while cultivating a community of inspiration, innovation, inclusiveness and equity. 

2024 Women Driven Program

Women Driven Spotlight: Carolynn Kozlov

Women Driven Spotlight: Carolynn Kozlov

Throughout her career in the automotive industry, Carolynn Kozlov has never shied away from a challenge. When she first entered the car business, she applied for a general manager’s job at a dealership in Sydney, Australia, despite having no retail car experience....

Women driven community events

We’re dedicated to growing our community through a series of in-person events across Ontario. Join us in Barrie, Ottawa, London and Toronto. 

When we create a community, we can effect growth for women in our industry while amplifying the opportunities available for all.


From leadership inspiration to career path advice, we have created the Women Driven magazine and resource centre. 

Leadership Awards

Celebrating excellence in our industry the Women Driven Awards were created to highlight individuals who inspire, lead, empower and uplift those around them.

Past winners include:

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

Thank you to our 2024 Women Driven 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