Winners announced for the Inspiring Automotive Women Awards

Purley Automotive News - January 2024

Winners announced for the Inspiring Automotive Women Awards

For the first time, nominations were made through the “Inspiring Automotive Women – Who Inspires You?” LinkedIn campaign that ran in July 2023, and was sponsored by Jardine Motors Group.

There were 494 nominations for the awards, from companies within and beyond the Club members.

The winners were selected on the basis that they closely met the following criteria:

helping to promote the company as an employer of choice for women

undertaking schools outreach

establishing a D&I or women’s network

mentoring or coaching female colleagues

creating solutions and policies to help women to thrive in the workplace

being a visible female automotive influencer on social media

raising awareness of intersectionality and underrepresented female groups

being an inspirational female role model

being a trailblazer in a role usually done by men

inspiring you or her peers to create an inclusive culture

driving change to ensure we serve female customers better

The winners will come together to receive their awards on 13 March in a private ceremony at The IMI Annual Awards Dinner. The IMI sponsors the awards.

Their names will also be put forward as a shortlist to The IMI Awards Judges, who will select from them the overall Inspiring Automotive Woman of The Year Award Winner, and she will be presented with her award at The IMI main awards ceremony.

Julia Muir, Founder of the Automotive 30% Club said: “Congratulations to all our Inspiring Automotive Women Award Winners. They are working hard above and beyond their day jobs to ensure that the automotive industry is a place where women of all profiles can thrive. It is fabulous to see so many fantastic women inspiring their colleagues to build inclusive businesses. “

Denise Millard                         Perrys                          CEO

Raj Robinson                          Bentley Motors            Commercial Strategy Manager

Alison Ross                             Auto Trader                 Chief People and Operations Director

Hayley Pells                            The IMI                        Policy & Public Affairs Lead

Mandisa Gordon                     JLR                              Finance Transformation Manager

Carol Henry                             Arnold Clark                Group People Director

Shamaila Madeley                  Motonovo Finance      National Account Manager

Cece Hirst                               Vantage                       Aftersales Team Leader

Sophie Ogunbiyi                     Toyota Europe            Manager External Affairs

Charlene Gavajena                 Audi UK                       Product Support Manager

Steph Brindley                        Solus                           Area Operations Leader

Natalina Sutherland                Lookers                       Senior Brand Marketing Manager

Michelle Caveney                   JCT600                       Franchise Director

Musonda Rachel Hobbis        ROI                              Sales Support Executive

Kellie Smith                             Enterprise Mobility      UK Remarketing Account Manager

Cate Parker                             Jardine Motor Group   Aftersales Manager

Alena Woolacott                   Fix Auto Mid Devon & Newton Abbot             Finance Director

Article courtesy of published 23rd January 2024