An automotive industry event has been held to show the importance of attracting and retaining women in the industry.
The event, created by automotive executive search specialists Ennis Co, was hosted at Aston Martin’s W-1 Park Lane facility in London.
A panel of speakers – senior professional women from the automotive industry and secretary of state for education and minister for women and equalities, Nicky Morgan – discussed the importance of attracting and retaining women in the automotive industry.
An audience of some 60 delegates, mostly women, from across the industry, voted on a number of topical questions proposed by both the speakers and hosts. Ennis Co will publish the results in November.
Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan said: “Central to our long term economic plan is ensuring that all women should have the chance and skills to succeed in their chosen career and get ahead in sectors like the motor industry.
“This is why we’re improving careers guidance and supporting initiatives like the Your Life campaign, which aim to drive up the number of young people studying and pursuing careers in the vital areas of science, technology, engineering and maths.”
Ennis Co Founder Lynda Ennis said: “There is such a commitment from our delegates and speakers to ensure that we continue the good work already begun in the sector that we intend to form a working group to ensure we continue to attract women to the industry.
“We asked our audience at the start and end of the evening how positive they felt that they can make a difference to this, and the good news is that they felt more positive by the end of the night! We intend to ensure this momentum continues.”