Women of Walser Employee Resource Group

The women who work at Walser Automotive Group come from a variety of backgrounds. From sales to service to Walser’s corporate office, they work in a range of positions across the company, but most have this in common—the desire to grow and develop professionally. Women of Walser (WoW) is an employee resource group committed to actively engaging women at all levels of the company through mentorship, leadership, and various networking events.

WoW is an opportunity for women at Walser to raise their hands and take the lead on important initiatives. WoW offers women a chance to develop leadership skills and make connections with senior leaders. Walser is committed to developing our strong workforce of women while meeting the strategic needs of the company, including growing Walser’s female market share.

 

Studies show women hold 85 percent of influence on a car-buying decision, and more than half of new vehicle title holders are women. Meanwhile, the number of female professionals in dealerships nationwide barely hits 20 percent of the workforce.

The bottom line? The automotive industry must do a better job at representing the customers it serves.

“Diversity is important to us at Walser. Bringing your ‘whole self’ to work every day is who we are.” said Sherry Schultz, Walser’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “We know that creating a strong pipeline of diverse leaders will contribute to Walser’s ongoing success.”

It is WoW’s goal to inspire, develop, and ramp-up focus on women at Walser while meeting the needs of the marketplaces we serve. Formed in 2018, WoW is focused on areas of business development, personal development, and community outreach and volunteerism. WoW is high-inclusive of all Walser employees and men are welcome to attend any and all events.

2023-2024 WoW Leadership Board

President

Angie Kruger

Director, Learning & Development, Walser Corporate

Board Chair, Career Development & Business Education

Sam Sivilay

Marketing Manager, Walser Corporate

Board Chair, Career Development & Business Education

Katie Sammons

Team Lead, Business Development Center

Board Chair, Community Outreach & OEM Partnerships

Vanessa Voves

Sr. Finance Manager, Walser Corporate

Board Chair, Community Outreach & OEM Partnership

Kristen Baker

Sr. Training Manager, Walser Corporate

Board Chair, Employee & New Member Recruiting

Mollie Pester

Loyalty Manager, Walser Nissan Coon Rapids

Board Chair, Employee & New Member Recruiting

Rachel Bernier

Corporate Controller, Walser Corporate

Board Chair, Member Engagement & Events

Solange Baird

Sales Manager, Walser Subaru Burnsville

Board Chair, Member Engagement & Events

Melissa Endres

Recruiter, Walser Corporate

Board Chair, Wichita Committee

Michelle Anderson

Sales Manager, BMW of Wichita

Board Chair, Wichita Committee

Danielle Robinson

Funding Specialist, Lexus of Wichita

Board Chair, Men as Allies Committee

Devin Holmquist

Sales Manager, Walser Nissan Coon Rapids

Board Chair, Men as Allies Committee

Lucas Kranz

Sr. Customer Specialist, Walser Polar Chevrolet

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