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Better Together:

The Fusion of Diversity, Inclusion and Culture and Why it Matters To The Bottom Line


Join us for the first forum in our 2018 Thought Leadership Series.
Nicole C. Ashe
Sr. Vice President Talent, Diversity and Culture, Cox Automotive

Some say diversity is about difference - different races, genders and gender expression, religions, abilities; all of the traditional attributes that come to mind when one hears ‘diversity’.

In today’s world, it’s more about Inclusion than ever before. Reimagining traditionalisms, stretching norms and ultimately expanding the definition of diversity – to capitalize on whatever differences exist to drive true business success.

In our session, Nicole Ashe, SVP of Talent, Diversity and Culture, will share insights and new data on how Cox Automotive is leveraging the best of all of their various brands, cultures and team member experiences to drive an environment of inclusion and fuel the vision of One Cox Automotive….to transform the way the world buys, sells and owns cars.

Please join us to discuss current examples and the latest research on how diversity and inclusion are becoming strategic business imperatives; driving revenue and shaping go to market strategies in companies all over the world. We’ll explore new methods for capturing both hearts and minds to drive results in this ever evolving, always provocative space.

Award-winning Talent Management Executive and Senior Level Change Leader with expertise in directing global organizations to success through consultative partnerships and strategic business engagement.

Nicole Ashe leads the Talent Organization for Cox Automotive, which includes the Global Learning, Organizational Development, Performance Management, Diversity & Inclusion and Culture teams. Her organization supports over 33,000 team members.

Most recently, Nicole served as Sr. Director of Cox Automotive Global Learning, and led learning for Inventory Solutions, Retail Solutions, Client Success and People Strategies. In 2016 Nicole and her team successfully implemented the Client Experience program, Heads Up, which prepared our auction team members to provide stellar service to our clients. This program resulted in our client engagement scores up by 3 points, which positively impacted revenue.

Before joining the Cox family of companies, Nicole held various executive leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies including Delta Dental Insurance Company, Cbeyond, Wachovia Bank & Bank of America.

Nicole is an award-winning Talent Management leader with more than 23 years of professional experience. Under her direction, teams have won the coveted Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) BEST Award and Training Magazine’s Top 125 award---both sought after, industry specific distinctions.

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