The WRN is comprised of every female dealer and department manager in GM’s retail network. To qualify as a dealer member of the Women’s Retail Network a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% and be named on Paragraph THIRD of the GM Dealer Sales and Service Agreement. To qualify as a WRN Affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirements or fees associated with membership in WRN.
Women’s Dealer Advisory Council Representatives
The network selects two regional representatives to the Women’s Dealer Advisory Council for each region. Its charter is to represent the interests of GM women dealers, management and staff in the U.S., Canada and Germany; to drive focus on the profitably, growth and retention of the women’s dealer network; and to play a strategic role in GM’s effort to grow its purchase consideration and market share among women buyers.
Women in Automotive Retail Career Opportunities
GM is a leader in making the retail environment an inviting and diverse place for everyone. Here are some of the positions available in today’s dealerships and real-life examples of women who have succeeded in working with GM and their communities to make the retail experience a better one for everyone.
Filling the Pipeline with Qualified Candidates
Our goal is to fill the pipeline with qualified candidates and provide a path for women interested in technical and non-technical careers in automotive retail. The WRN Drive to Succeed Scholarship is helping us get there with winners like these.
The Next Generation
Multigenerational dealerships enjoy a number of benefits, including continued family employment, long-time customer loyalty and a respected position in the community. Many WRN dealers have worked hard to provide their sons and daughters a family business that will grow well into the future. In fact, there are 447 women currently named as GM successor dealer operators. But successful successions don’t just happen. They take planning. That’s why the WRN offers a number of resources to ensure the seamless transition of dealer ownership. Here are some real-life examples of WRN mutigenerational families with insights and advice for successful transitions.