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Nominations have opened for the 2024 Cox Automotive Barbara Cox Woman of the Year award, now in its sixth year. In Europe, this award ceremony was celebrated in 2019 for the first time.

The distinguished award honours inspirational women within the European automotive industry. Women, who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to innovation and leadership. The award is not only a chance for women to celebrate their achievements, but also to encourage other women to join the automotive industry.

Barbara Cox, the name bearer of this award was a business pioneer and role model and served as Director of Cox Enterprises, Cox Automotive’s parent company in the USA. The award recognizes women who share her traits and accomplishments:

  • Embrace innovation and advance the industry
  • Inspire others through a commitment to great leadership
  • Give back to their community

Proud recipients of this award have been: Sara Sloman, Chief Strategy officer at EV fintech business Paythru; Caroline Burnell, Head of Marketing & Communications at eStar Truck & Van, Alison Jones, Senior Vice-Presindent – Global Circular Economy at Stellantis; Beryl Carney, JCT600’s head of commercial vehicles; and Lorna McAtear, National Grid.

Women with Drive to support female achievements

‘Women with Drive’ is an inclusive network celebrating and promoting the work of women in the automotive industry. It aims to support female achievements, aspirations and successes, with a ‘think big’ attitude and a chance to be heard.

Since the launch on International Women’s Day 2016, regular events have empowered and engaged women and men in the Cox Automotive team, advocating equality and aspiration not only in the workspace but also beyond.

Cox Automotive is dedicated to promoting a diverse and positive workforce that has the power to inspire every team member. Every woman is allowed to reach her full potential.

Nominations for the Award are invited from across the European automotive industry (excluding employees of Cox Automotive) and are welcome until the closing date on Friday 26 April 2024. The winner will be announced at the special event on Wednesday, June 5th 2024 in Bruntigthorpe, UK.

Do you know an outstanding and inspirational female leader from the automotive industry? Then be sure to nominate them here.

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