Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry event will put the top 100 female rising stars working in the automotive sector in the spotlight this Wednesday.
The initiative, launched last year, was set up to highlight the success of the highest-achieving women in the industry, putting a focus on leaders and rising stars in order to recognise their achievements and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
Nominations for the top 100 female rising stars were led by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) membership and came from employers across the automotive sector. The 100 female rising stars were then selected at a judging day led by Rachael Prasher, Haymarket Automotive’s managing director, Jim Holder, Steve Cropley and Rachel Burgess from Autocar’s editorial team, plus the SMMT’s chief executive, Mike Hawes and director of communications and international, Tamzen Isacsson.
Autocar’s editorial team then team selected an overall winner, plus a winner from each of the categories being assessed: vehicle development, manufacturing, retail/sales, marketing, communications, apprentices, design, HR and executive. The judging process was backed by extensive input from automotive executive search firm Ennis & Co.