COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hyundai Motor America and the Women@Hyundai Employee Resource Group (ERG) will host the 43rd Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios, as keynote speaker of the 2016 Ask the Expert: Powerful Women Speaker Event at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. The theme of the inaugural luncheon is "Seeing is Believing" which highlights successful women who have excelled in their chosen field, and provides an opportunity for Hyundai employees and community partners to come together and learn first-hand from experienced and successful women who have been inspiring leaders throughout their career. This event is a part of Hyundai's larger commitment to diversity and inclusion, and in particularly to outreach to women employees and community partners.
Treasurer Rios was the longest serving Senate-confirmed Treasury official, having been nominated by President Obama in 2008. She is widely known for initiating and leading a six-year campaign to place Harriett Tubman on the $20 bill – the first time a woman will appear on U.S. currency in over a century. Resigning her position as Treasurer of the United States of America this past July, she is embarking on new endeavors, one of which includes her latest initiative, Teachers Righting History (teachersrightinghistory.org), highlighting the contributions of historic American women in the nation's classrooms.
"Ms. Rios is a dynamic leader and we are thrilled to welcome her to our Powerful Women event," said Dave Zuchowski, CEO and President of Hyundai Motor America. "As a Harvard graduate, public servant and remarkable business woman, Ms. Rios is a true leader, and exemplifies the advancements made by women in the workplace. We look forward to hearing from her about her remarkable career."
"At Hyundai, we constantly work to build an organization of inclusion that values diversity, attracts the most talented people, and challenges conventional thinking. These values are integrated into the Hyundai organization and practiced each and every day," said Zuchowski.
WOMEN@HYUNDAI EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUP
One of eight ERGs at Hyundai, the Women@Hyundai ERG formed within Hyundai to champion a positive and inclusive environment that empowers female employees, customers and business partners. Women@Hyundai serves as a voice for women and their supporters and is organized around four strategic pillars:
- Brand awareness – Advocate for the women's perspective among employees, customers, and business partners, as well as promote Hyundai in the marketplace.
- Automotive expertise – Bolster women's technical, industry, and institutional knowledge of the automotive industry.
- Professional development – Cultivate training, mentorship, and networking opportunities for women at Hyundai.
- Employee retention – Advocate for women at Hyundai when it comes to job satisfaction, benefits and work/life balance.
Hyundai has seven additional ERGs, which include groups who represent Black and African Americans (Hyundai Soul), Hispanic Heritage (Amigos Unidos), Asian Cultures (#BecauseAsian), Disabilities (Hyundai CARES), LGBTQ (Drive:Equality), Veterans/Military (Stars and Stripes), and Millennials (Young Leaders). Along with the Hyundai Diversity Council, the ERGs support the company's commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Hyundai Diversity Council is chaired by the President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, and ERGs are led by the Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.
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