The Automotive 30% Club Inspiring Automotive Women Day:
Proudly sponsored by Marshall Motor Group.

We are delighted to be the proud sponsor of the Automotive 30% Club ‘Inspiring Automotive Women Day 2021’ on Tuesday 16th November 2021.

Founded in 2016 by Julia Muir, the Automotive 30% Club asks members to aspire to have at least 30% of leadership positions to be filled with diverse women by 2030 through a “30 by 30” strategy, and an important part of the strategy is to reach out to girls in schools to encourage them to consider careers in the industry.

The Automotive 30% Club first launched their Inspiring Automotive Women day just two months after the club was founded with an event at the CDX16 Automotive Expo at Silverstone racing circuit. Due to the success of the event it was repeated in 2017 at CDX17, in 2018 at The Hill Primary Academy in Thurnscoe, Barnsley and last year at the Volkswagen Group UK National Learning Centre in Milton Keynes.

This year, through the sponsorship of Marshall Motor Group and the success of previous events the Inspiring Automotive Women Day will be bigger and better than ever before!  Marshall Motor Group is the proud sponsor, allowing the Automotive 30% Club to make the day a truly inspiration day encouraging more young females to consider a career within the automotive industry.

There will be a large digital inspirational event for 450 female secondary school students on the 16th of November where they will participate in a variety of activities with 20 Inspiring Automotive Women. They will learn about the variety of jobs and opportunities available in the industry. In addition there will be further reach-out to schools by 30 Inspiring Automotive Women across the country. We will aim to reach 30 schools and up to 1000 female students.

Daksh Gupta (CEO) commented, “Marshall are proud to be sponsoring the Inspiring Automotive Women Day, which is so important in inspiring young women to consider a career in the automotive sector. We continue to work hard at improving the gender balance between within our sector and one of the reasons I was so keen to sponsor this particular event is because it gives young female students a real insight into the exciting opportunities on offer, beyond selling or repairing cars, ahead of them choosing their options at school.”

We are delighted to share that Chantelle Ward (Group Marketing Projects Manager), one of the winners of the Inspiring Automotive Women Award Winner 2021, is one of the volunteers for the day. Chantelle will be a Team Leader during the students tasks, being on hand to answer any questions they may have about the tasks set.

Better still, our very own Jo Moxon (HR Director) will be one of the judges on the day. Jo will have a host of difficult decisions to make, whilst choosing the winners for the group presentations on the day. Good luck Jo!

Julia Muir commented, “This event mobilises a powerful network of women in the sector to spread the word that the motor trade is a great place to work, and it has become an important date in the automotive calendar. It is also hugely enjoyable for both the girls and the women taking part. I am very grateful to all our Automotive 30% Club member companies, our Inspiring Automotive Women volunteers and our sponsors Marshall Motor Group.”

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