CADIA News Digest October - November 2021

CADIA Impact Awards November 12


The CADIA Impact Awards recognize excellence in and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

On Nov. 12, 2021 CADIA will announce winners in the following categories:

·       Leadership Commitment

·       Systemic Change

·       Champion for Diverse Talent

·       Creating Inclusive Cultures


Nominations close Oct. 23.  Limited tickets are still available as well as sponsorship packages.



Welcome 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 member 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 Member Charlene Parlett

Thank you to renewing member DC Tech Inc.


New Website and Member Hub

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



DEI Accelerator Program:  A Quick Sellout

In September CADIA kicked off the CADIA DEI Accelerator Program Pilot.  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.

The Pilot sold out quickly.  Reserve your place for the early Winter 2022 cohort.



DEI Conversations in the Workplace - Workshop

DEI conversations can at times be uncomfortable and emotional.  It is essential to up-skill people leaders, HR professionals and allies to help navigate these topics in the workplace.


CADIA offers a workshop to explore how to build safety and gain trust for others to share their perspectives, guide conversations objectively, and engage others to support DEI efforts.


  • Leveraging diversity stories to connect with others
  • Connecting DEI to the organizational vision, mission, values, and strategic priorities
  • Responding to off-topic comments and resistant behaviors
  • Managing conflict and responding to leaders

For information on this workshop contact Jennifer Harding.


CADIA in the News

Automotive News September 12, 2021:  DE&I advocates, retailers join forces on tough task of getting conversation rolling:  ESI Trends has joined forces with the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement to form a coalition to tackle the problem of creating DE&I programs accessible to mega dealers and single-store operators alike.



CADIA Connects Moving to Monthly

CADIA Connects is shifting formats....the lunch-time Zoom calls are moving to the second Tuesday of every month and will continue to feature dynamic speakers on DEI, leadership and career advancement topics.


Register now for the Nov. 9 CADIA Connects where we will be talking with a panel of Disability ERG Leaders from Ford, GM and Stellantis.  


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