Search begins for 2023’s Barbara Cox Lady Of The 12 months Award nominees


Cox Automotive seeks nominations of outstanding and progressive girls for its coveted Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award 2023, which honours inspirational girls within the European automotive trade.

Named after the late Barbara Cox, who served as director of Cox Enterprises, Cox Automotive’s mother or father firm within the USA, the award goals to recognise and reward girls who display a dedication to innovation, management, or neighborhood throughout the sector.

Along with gaining recognition throughout the trade, the winner may even obtain £5,000 to spend on her personal private growth.

Now in its fifth yr, Cox Automotive Europe has teamed up once more with AM and Fleet Information.

The 2022 Barbara Cox Woman of the Year award was presented to Caroline Burnell, head of selling and communications at motor retailer eStar Truck & Van.

After leaving faculty, Burnell (centre within the above image) spent almost six years at a PR company taking care of Auto Dealer and launching She then moved to Mercedes-Benz’s busy press workplace earlier than shifting to Mercedes-Benz Vans UK. She has been in her present function  at eStar Truck & Van, the most recent Mercedes-Benz industrial car franchise within the north-west of England, for over a yr.

Caroline Burnell joined a formidable listing of recognised females to win the award, together with Alison Jones, senior vice-president – global circular economy at Stellantis; Lorna McAtear, fleet supervisor – world procurement at Nationwide Grid; and Beryl Carney, head of VW Industrial Autos on the AM100 supplier group JCT600.

The 2023 award is open to any girl working throughout the automotive trade throughout Europe. Nominations can be open from November 30 to the top of January 2023, and the winner can be introduced on Worldwide Girls’s Day on 8 March 2023.

Martin Forbes, president of Cox Automotive Worldwide, commented: “Inclusion, range, and equality are on the coronary heart of our enterprise. We thrive on what makes us totally different, rejoice one another’s distinctive skills and views, and recognise that particular person experiences, backgrounds and expertise assist us to innovate, develop and enhance.

The Barbara Cox “Lady of the 12 months” award is a longstanding initiative that promotes the development of girls throughout the automotive trade, it recognises an excellent feminine who has made vital advances to the automotive trade and evokes others to do the identical.

“We’re on the lookout for an excellent chief that offers again to her neighborhood, simply as Barbara Cox herself did. This award could be very particular and in contrast to some other within the sector.”

Nominations should be entered at this dedicated website.


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