The annual initiative celebrates the top 100 women in the automotive world based on their seniority and level of influence. HORIBA MIRA’s winners are Lisa Rowles, Human Resources Director, Roisin Hopkins, Test Services Director and Madeline Cheah, Cybersecurity Innovation Lead.
Run by Autocar, in association with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the industry’s top 100 was announced online on 16 September when, as in previous years, the event celebrated all the winners and hosted several keynote speeches, panellists and debates.
The top 100 are selected from the following areas of the car industry: aftersales and workshop, executive, marketing, manufacturing, operations, people development, PR and communications, sales, vehicle development, mobility and digital. Sitting outside the top 100, there is also a category for apprentices to celebrate new talent within the industry.
Autocar stated: “Autocar launched the Great Women in the British Car Industry initiative to inspire more women to consider a career in the industry we love. The current imbalance between the numbers of men and women in the industry is dramatic. It is our hope that by shining a spotlight on those who have both reached the top, and those we consider to be the industry’s brightest rising stars, more women will consider the rich, exciting careers that are open to them.”