Great British women in the car industry
by Helen Jackson |
posted 19 March 2019
Nominations have opened for the 2019 Autocar Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars event, which celebrates rising female stars in the automotive world.
The ground-breaking annual industry initiative, which is in its fourth year, will recognise prominent female rising stars at the Awards event taking place on Wednesday 19 June.
Run in partnership with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars event honours the achievements of future women leaders across the breadth of the automotive sector.
New for 2019, the New Mobility and Digital Solutions category encourages nominees who work in a role which may not have existed 10 years ago, with a focus on jobs that are subject to change in the business, whether that be digital or technical innovation. Another category, for apprentices, celebrates women who are just starting their career in the industry.
Haymarket Automotive managing director Rachael Prasher, who will return to lead the judging panel said: “The buzz we managed to generate around last year’s Great British Women event stands as a testament to the spotlight that is being shone on the wider discussion around women in the workplace at the moment.
“By selecting these rising stars in key sectors across the automotive industry, we are showcasing the future of the automotive world, which is constantly moving and developing. We are all really excited to see the candidates put forward for the 2019 Award and to find out more about the brilliance of their work in the industry.”
Mike Hawes, Chief Executive of SMMT commented:
“SMMT has been a proud supporter of Autocar’s ‘Great British Women in the Automotive Industry’ initiative since its inception. The industry is facing a multitude of challenges and must be at the forefront of these – recruiting and developing the best talent, which is diverse and inclusive, is central to our success.”
Nominations for this year’s Awards must be registered by 23:59 on 17 April, and can be submitted by candidates themselves, or nominated by their peers. Please enter via this link: www.autocar.co.uk/gbwnomination.