HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK), a leading enabler of end-to-end automotive commerce , today announced that Dan Flynn, president, CDK North America, has joined the advisory board of Women in Automotive, LLC.
The Advisory Board of Women in Automotive, LLC., Conference and WomenPowered University is a new initiative to leverage the experience in business, thought leadership, and knowledge of key industry leaders.
Kathy Gilbert, director, Sales and Business Development, CDK Global, and founding board member of Women in Automotive, said Flynn’s appointment marks the importance of men as allies in the automotive industry.
“Dan is a great example of how men can help empower women, and collaborate with us to close the gender gap in our industry,” said Gilbert. “In joining the advisory board, Dan is continuing to influence cultural and organizational change, and helping to advance women’s inclusion.”
Women in Automotive was founded by six industry female leaders in partnership with JKR Advertising based in Orlando. The group is particularly interested in empowering and developing women in the auto industry. The organization believes that this benefits both women and the dealerships, and will help facilitate training and hiring more females in the automotive industry.
“When men in executive positions demonstrate that advocating for and sponsoring women is important, the culture and dynamics shift,” said Flynn. ”As the advisory board’s newest member, I continue my commitment to investing in the development of female contributors in our industry.”
Dan’s position became official on May 1, and his first appearance as an advisory board member occurred at the Women in Automotive conference in Orlando from June 23 – June 26.
To learn how you can help the automotive community in recruiting, retaining and developing women, please visit womeninautomotive.com.
About CDK Global
With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com.