The Automotive 30% Club’s has announced the winners of its Inspiring Automotive Women Awards 2020.
Sponsored by Jardine Motors, the awards recognise and celebrate the unsung heroes of the automotive industry and are unique in the sector because anyone can nominate a woman who works within the Club’s member companies, on the basis that they have personally been inspired by them, irrespective of role or seniority.
From the 30 winners selected, the judges felt that four women were deserving of an additional accolade and therefore have received special recognition for their achievements:
- Clare Wright, Group HR Director, Jardine Motors Group wins the Inclusive Leader Award.
- Alison Jones, Group Managing Director UK & Senior Vice President, Groupe PSA wins the Trailblazer Award.
- Sharon Ashcroft, Group HR Director wins the HR Director Game Changer Award.
- Lilly-Ann Hulse, Digital & Technology Degree Apprentice, Bentley Motors wins the Rising Star Award.
Julia Muir, Founder Automotive 30% Club, CEO Gaia Innovation said: “Today we celebrate and recognise the most inspiring women in the sector, nominated by colleagues and peers. We have heard wonderful uplifting stories of how all these amazing women have not only added significant value to their businesses, but are also encouraging others to improve and progress, or giving much needed support to their team members through the unsettling impact of the pandemic.
“They are actively involved in creating inclusive environments and are also engaged in activities to show that automotive is a positive career choice for women. They are lifting other women as they rise, and as per the motto of the suffragette movement, they are taking real action with “deeds not words”.
“All of these truly fabulous women deserve our heartfelt appreciation for their outstanding contribution to making our industry more vibrant, exciting, warm, collaborative and successful. I’d like to say a special congratulations to all of our winners on winning their thoroughly deserved award, and being a Game Changer in the automotive sector.”