Real Model Interview featuring Hannah Litt, Head of Resourcing and Inclusion at Motorpoint and Inspiring Automotive Woman Award Winner for 2021

We recently caught up with Hannah Litt, Head of Resourcing and Inclusion at Motorpoint and an Inspiring Automotive Women Award Winner back in 2021.

In this interview, Hannah explains more about her role at Motorpoint, and why she believes she has ‘the best job in the world’! Hannah speaks about her future aspirations which include mentoring and changing what talent looks like so that more diverse women can fill senior positions. She also mentions that she’d like to be recognised as someone who is true to her values, a true role model and cheerleader, as well as someone who really cares and stands up for what is right.

Read more below.

How did you feel to be nominated by your colleagues for the Inspiring Automotive Women Awards 2021 and how did it feel to be one of our winners?

It was really humbling and I genuinely felt really honored to be nominated by my Motorpoint family, I really didn’t expect it at all. Driving inclusion is just something I do I don’t really even see it as part of my job anymore it’s just a part of who I am so knowing that what I do is working and lifting others made me feel really proud. This award wasn’t just for me it was for every single person at Motorpoint who works really hard to drive inclusion and make it part of our DNA.

What is your job and what does it involve? 

My job is Head of Resourcing and Inclusion. I actually have the best job in the world! I wear two hats here at Motorpoint. I have overall responsibility for all things recruitment and ensuring we are recruiting the best talent into the business and changing the landscape to ensure that everyone has access to all our
opportunities and a fair process. I also look after everything ED&I and it all starts with inclusions, ensuring everyone has a sense of belonging and we are equitable and we are constantly evolving and are delivering meaningful cultural change around ED&I.

How long have you worked in the sector?

I have been in the sector for 4 years, I have been in construction and retail but Motorpoint was my first role in Automotive.

What do you like best about your job?

The people! We have some really great people here at Motorpoint and in my role I play a fundamental part of creating that culture, how many people can say they get to go to work and do that every day? I love to innovate and drive change and make people’s lives better and being in a role that does that is pretty amazing.

What are your future aspirations?

I want to be the representation that I never had growing up. I want to achieve as much as I can so that I can lift other diverse females up. I want them to see me and say “If she can so can I”. I want to mentor, support, and change what talent looks like so that more people that look like me and other diverse women fill our senior positions and our board rooms.

Can you name a woman in automotive that inspires you and why? 

There are so many inspirational women in automotive, probably many of whom I haven’t even met yet but I have to say Alison Fisher and Bex Clark inspire me because of their commitment to diversity as leaders. Within my organisation I have to say my fellow winner of the IAW award Venessa Chin is a massive inspiration to me her personal journey and her commitment to being the best and lifting others up is inspiring. There are also two other women I have to shout out who are personal inspirations to me within Motorpoint and they are Edem Ankutse and Sophie Williams-Roberts. Edem is a champion of people and a massive support to everyone as is Sophie. Sophie is a massive champion of women’s health which is so important in making the invisible visible.

What makes you happy?

My family and friends make me happy but no one can make me smile more than my nieces and nephews. Professionally seeing people succeed makes me so happy especially when they didn’t think they could. There is nothing better than saying to someone “see I knew you would do it” when they achieve something they didn’t think was possible.

Which word or phrase do you most overuse?

Ok Cool…

What is your worst trait?

Talking too much and taking on too much! I’m working on it.

How would you like to be recognised (as an inspiration to others)?

Someone who was true to her values, a true role model, a cheerleader, a supporter and a mentor. Someone who really cared, who stood up for what was right and challenged people to think differently and lifted others.

What advice would you give to women who are wanting to progress in the sector?

Believe in yourself, find yourself a mentor within the sector. Don’t ever be scared to ask for help and there is never such thing as a silly question. Always be yourself, you never know who you are inspiring just by being you!

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