Tara Willis is the Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Nissan Canada Inc., a position to which she was appointed in September of 2022.

In her role, Willis is responsible for leading the development and execution of relevant DE&I efforts and overseeing Nissan Canada's Philanthropic initiatives. This includes mentoring, engaging in strategic planning, deploying initiatives based on employee sentiment, improving employee experience, driving cultural change initiatives, and much more, through the lens and values of DE&I.

Prior to joining the DE&I team, Willis held Brand, Retail and Digital marketing roles at both Nissan Canada and INFINITI Canada, as well as progressive industry marketing roles at various other automotive brands. With 18 years of experience in automotive, Willis had the opportunity to touch on DE&I efforts within her various roles. She particularly wants to focus on contributing to the people and culture of the organization by building a Nissan for everyone and where everyone has a voice.

Willis holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Toronto.

Tara Willis can speak to the following topics:

  • Her career as a female leader in the automotive industry
  • Nissan's vision to set a culture where DE&I is reflected
  • DE&I initiatives within Nissan Canada
  • Philanthropic initiatives within Nissan Canada
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