Autocar has revealed the 100 most influential and inspirational women working in the car industry, with the list topped by Citroën CEO Linda Jackson.
The list was compiled by judges from Autocar and the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The full list can be viewed here.
Autocar editor Mark Tisshaw said: “Linda’s four-year tenure leading Citroën has overseen a remarkable and meteoric rise for the brand. The car industry needs more Linda Jacksons; she’s not only a role model, but an example to women wanting to work in the car industry that the sky is not the limit if you have the talent and determination.”
Receiving the overall award, as well as winning the executive category honour, Jackson said: “It’s an honour and testament to the hard work from everyone at Citroën that has helped build on what has been such a successful few years.
“There is a huge wealth of talent in the sector and it’s a truly exciting industry to be a part of, especially as automotive is one of the most pioneering industries when it comes to future technology. I hope this Autocar award inspires even more women to pursue a career in this industry at all levels.”
Other individual category award winners include Jaguar Land Rover chief product engineer Elizabeth Hill, who has heavily influenced the British manufacturer’s award-winning product line-up, and Helen Emsley, the Yorkshire-born design director of General Motors-owned brands GMC and Buick.
The Great British Women in the Car Industry’s 100-strong ‘power-list’ looks to celebrate success and encourage more women into the car industry at all levels and in all sectors, from purchasing to product development.