Inspiring Automotive Women is brought to you by the UK Automotive 30% Club, Founded in 2016 by Julia Muir, CEO of Gaia Innovation Ltd.
Our Inspiring Automotive Women Day event was the start of our journey, hosted at Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit, in 2016. The event was in partnership with the Education and Employers Task Force, and 100 female students from 10 secondary schools from across the country were invited. The female students were inspired by 20 leading automotive women from companies including Bentley, Toyota, Kia, VW Group, Carwow, and Vertu Plc.
We repeat our Inspiring Automotive Women Day event every year, and this year, in addition to our large anchor event, Sponsored by Volkswagen Group UK and hosted at their National Learning Centre on May 3rd, our Inspiring Automotive Women volunteers will be visiting schools across the country to inspire their female students. This will be a fabulous opportunity for motor trade businesses to build relationships with their local schools as well as inspire many young women to consider a career in automotive.
2019 sees the launch of our new Inspiring Automotive Women Awards, made possible by sponsorship from Jardine Motor Group, which will culminate in a swish black-tie awards dinner on October 3rd kindly hosted at the RAC Club in London by the RAC Club Motoring Committee. All women working in the UK Automotive 30% Club member companies are eligible for nomination by their peers, irrespective of role or seniority. Nominations will be opening soon!
Through our sponsorship with Toyota GB Plc, we have been able to create and curate 'Inspiring', a digital magazine with motivational careers guidance, housed here on our website. Women of the sector will be able to subscribe and sign in to exclusive content.
So please do take a look around and enjoy our new website!