Countdown to 30% by 2030 - Our 10 Year Mission for Change

The Automotive 30% Club conference is this year kindly sponsored by Auto Trader UK, and will take place on Thursday November 28th 

Our theme for this year will focus on how we plan to assist our members in reaching our shared goal of achieving 30% of women in key leadership positions by 2030. Our aim is to give you a clear overview of the activities that have taken place this year, along with our exciting plans for the year ahead.

The countdown is officially on!



Registration opens at 8.45, with a prompt 9.30 start.

We aim to close at 17.30 for networking, drinks and canapés.

To read our full itinerary:

Over the course of the coming weeks, we will be announcing each of the sessions and speakers confirmed for the conference, please do keep checking as we will update this page daily.

Keynote speaker Paul Philpott will be discussing the the work Kia Motors UK are doing to achieve a greater gender balance across their organisation

Our impressive panel of CEOs and MDs will discuss the role of leaders in driving transformational change for a gender balanced business and will also be talking about the importance of #30by30.

Introducing our Gender Equality Influencer Panel chaired by Erin Baker. Our impressive panel will be discussing the size of the challenge, and giving our delegates advice on what can be done to create an inclusive culture. To read more about our panel:

We’re delighted to announce Sonya Byers will be talking to our delegates about Women in Transport and will also give an overview of their “Advance” mentoring programme

We're absolutely thrilled to announce our award winning VIP Guest Speaker Caroline Criado Perez who will be talking to our delegates about her amazing book Invisible Women, which was recently awarded the Royal Society Science Book Prize. It is with special thanks to Automotive 30% Club member, Anne de Kerckhove, CEO of Freespee, for her sponsorship of this session. To read more about Caroline:

Liz Dimmock, Founder and CEO, Moving Ahead and Women Ahead will be introducing the Global 30% Club's cross-company Mentoring Programme and will be discussing the many benefits of mentoring. To read more about our Liz:

Le Etta, Rebecca and Catherine will be explaining how they are 'lifting others as they rise' and also the actions they are taking as a company to achieve a gender balance by ensuring women are welcomed and can thrive

Anne de Kerckhove, CEO, Freespee will be in conversation with Caroline Criado Perez discussing her book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Me

We will spotlight our enabler companies who have made a positive impact within our network. Katie Saunders, HR Director at JCT600 will be speaking of her positive experience with JP Coaching Group

We recently announced our newly launched Outreach Network, proudly sponsored by CDK Global, and we’re now delighted to confirm that Stuart Miles, Managing Director will be speaking to our delegates, at our conference, on why he feels this was such an important programme to support

During our conference, delegates will hear from the club’s current supporters reflecting on the impact of the events they have sponsored

Please note the Automotive 30% Club Conference is a ticket only event. Should you wish to enquire about purchasing tickets, or if you have any general enquiries, please contact