Final probability to appoint for the Barbara Cox Girl of the 12 months automotive award


On January 31 the nomination window closes for Cox Automotive’s Barbara Cox ‘Woman of the Year’ award for 2023.

The distinguished award, now in its fifth yr, is in affiliation with AM and our sister title Fleet Information, and honours inspirational girls throughout the European automotive trade who display a dedication to innovation and management.

There have been some distinctive earlier winners of the award because it was launched again in 2019 together with inaugural winner, Beryl Carney, JCT600’s Head of Business Automobiles; Alison Jones, then Senior Vice President & Stellantis Nation Supervisor UK in 2020; Lorna McAtear, Head of Fleet at Nationwide Grid in 2021, and 2022’s winner Caroline Burnell, Head of Advertising and marketing and Communications at motor retailer eStar truck and van.

Along with the popularity, the winner of the award receives £5,000 to speculate on her personal private growth.

To appoint an inspirational feminine working within the automotive sector click here – however don’t delay, the deadline for entries is January 31.

Sarnjit Kaur, chief folks officer at Cox Automotive Worldwide, mentioned: “It’s incredible to see the Barbara Cox ‘Girl of the 12 months’ award reaching its fifth yr in Europe. There are such a lot of girls doing nice issues throughout the automotive trade and it is very important recognise their achievements. The Barbara Cox Award is a incredible alternative which permits us to rejoice the influence and contribution of girls throughout the trade, in any respect ranges, and from all backgrounds.  Our hope is that this award will play a job in inspiring and inspiring girls to affix the automotive trade and uncover the various profession growth alternatives, the place they’ll proceed to make a distinction and enhance gender steadiness throughout the trade.

Last year’s award winner, Caroline Burnell, added: “Successful the Barbara Cox Girl of the 12 months Award was a significant private accolade. There are such a lot of ability units wanted on this trade now and girls have a lot to supply. It’s nice to see organisations akin to Cox Automotive main these initiatives and recognising the essential function of girls in automotive.”

Stephen Briers, group editor of AM, Fleet Information and Sensible Transport, mentioned: “We’re delighted to as soon as once more be partnering with Cox Automotive to spotlight the necessary function girls play throughout the automotive trade. We hope to lift the profile of girls and encourage extra to contemplate automotive as a profession selection.”

The award is called after Barbara Cox, who served as director of Cox Enterprises, Cox Automotive’s father or mother firm within the USA, and recognises an inspirational feminine chief and function mannequin within the automotive trade.

Nominations for the Barbara Cox Award are invited from throughout the automotive trade and needs to be entered here by January 31, 2023. The winner will probably be introduced on Worldwide Girls’s Day, March 8.


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