Hyundai Canada’s Don Romano receives 2023 WXN Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Canada

Hyundai Canada’s Don Romano receives 2023 WXN Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Canada

Class in: Transportation
Topic : Prizes and Awards, Woman, DEI

  • Mr. Don RomanoPresident and CEO of Hyundai Canada, wins the award Quality Partner.
  • She is the first and only leader in the automotive industry to receive a CEDI (Canadian Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) award from WXN (Women’s Executive Network).

MARKHAM, ON, June 5, 2023 /CNW/ -Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. is honored to be its President and Chief Executive Officer, Don Romano, was recognized by WXN as part of their 2023 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) Awards. Romano received the award Quality Partner as an influential leader and his contribution in doing Canada more equal, diverse and inclusive, at work and in society. The event was held during an awards ceremony as part of the Canadian Conference on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, on Last June, at Westin Harbor Fort Toronto.

Mr. Romano has been a catalyst for change in the auto industry, advocating for causes that support underrepresented groups and deserve true justice. Under the leadership of Mr. Romano, seven women have been appointed to senior leadership positions at Hyundai Auto Canada since 2021. She is the first and only auto industry leader to be recognized by the WXN Women’s Business Network (Women’s Executive Network) for her efforts and leadership. in making this industry more inclusive and representative for different markets Canada.

Using Hyundai’s global vision of human development for all business and community projects, Mr. Romano is a strong supporter of 360kids, an organization that provides programs for at-risk and homeless youth. In 2022 and 2023, Mr. Romano and senior management at Hyundai Auto Canada spent the night in the streets to raise awareness of the organization 360kids.

Knowing that major reforms require several effective plans, Mr. Don Romano has implemented various projects that promote a more inclusive automotive industry. Mr. Romano was the first president and CEO in the automotive industry to sign the BlackNorth CEO Pledge. Under her leadership, Hyundai Canada is a multiple Place to Work Award winner for Best Workplaces for Women, and is named one of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces. Canada in the past six years. Mr. Romano provided the necessary support to launch Empower yourselfa non-profit organization registered separately from Hyundai that hosts annual conferences to raise professional profiles and create networking and mentoring opportunities to support, recruit and retain women in the automotive industry.

“While there is still much work to be done, it is also important to recognize the progress made in creating an inclusive and equal workplace where everyone feels welcome and accepted,” he said. Don Romano, President and CEO of Hyundai Canada. This prestigious award is a recognition of the collective efforts of our team members at Hyundai, who strive to bring our corporate vision to life and embody our policies and practices that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. . We will continue to learn, listen and take action to support and welcome employees and customers from all walks of life in the Hyundai community.

Don Romano is one of 15 leaders honored by WXN for their work and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in their organizations, communities and workplaces.

About Hyundai Auto Canada

Hyundai Auto Canada, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Markham, Ontario, was Hyundai Motor Company’s first subsidiary outside of Korea. Hyundai offers Canadians a wide variety of cars, SUVs and electric vehicles with a lot of technology. Today, with more than 250 dealerships around CanadaHyundai is the Official Automotive Partner of the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) in the country Canada. Hyundai has been recognized as one of the 50 Best Places to WorkCENTIMETERS In Canada in the past five years with the Great Place to Work Institute.

Media contact:

Jenn McCarthy
National Director, Public Relations
Hyundai Auto Canada
(416) 770-0842
[email protected]

Mohga Hasib
Analyst, Public Relations
Hyundai Auto Canada
(416) 434-9833
[email protected]

About WXN

The Women’s Executive Network (WXN), a membership-based organization, is the first and only organization in North America that actively promotes and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels. , in all sectors and of all ages. WXN provides these development opportunities through its training programs, events, mentoring, networking, and awards and recognition. WXN works in Canada and in the United States.

For media inquiries, please contact: Garry Atkinson ([email protected]), Director of Research and Analysis, WXN.

SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

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