Women at the wheel
A network of pioneering women accelerating the UK automotive industry
Welcome to Women at the Wheel UK
We are an organisation dedicated to developing women who want to become the next generation of automotive industry leaders.
- Whether you’re just starting your career, already down the path to leadership, or considering a switch to the automotive industry - we want to welcome you to the group. We are working against a set of ambitions and principles - driving towards increasing talented, hard-working women in leadership positions across the industry.
- We are committed to promoting equality, empowering women and developing careers and to remove any barriers that prevent advancement in the automotive industry. However, we believe in full and inclusive participation for all -regardless of gender. Everyone is welcome and has the right to contribute talents, skills and resources to the work we do and participate in the events we host.
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Membership is free and you will benefit from access to a programme of events held around the UK, access to interviews with leading women, the opportunity to interact and share views and perspectives with the network.
We have created a series of events focused on key themes, including mentoring/sponsorship; Personal Branding; Smart Commitments.
Each event will be interactive and provide practical takeaway’s relevant to the theme - to make it “real” to the participants.
Note: our events are for members only.
Here you will find inspired links and notable news in our article library, you can also read Women on the road which is a report back on industry events the Women at the Wheel members have attended. Updated each month they are available to review at your leisure.
Please send us anything newsworthy for inclusion this could include videos; podcasts; written articles; commentary or even mentions of our very own network to firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning from experience
An interview with Julie Jenner by Sarah Tooze (Fleet News)
Julie Jenner has been a pioneer in the UK company car market. She was the first female chair of industry association ACFO and served for seven years (2006-2013). Yet her automotive career came about by chance when she was ‘handed’ responsibility for 60 cars while working as a secretary 27 years ago. She is now international business manager at vehicle leasing provider Arval (owned by BNP Paribas), with responsibility for a portfolio of clients across Europe who have EMEA fleet policies.
When you first entered the automotive industry 27 years ago could you have imagined going on to do your current role?
No, that’s the funny thing. When I first started fleet it was by accident. I was working as a secretary in the personnel department at Homepride at the time. The personnel director I was working for had responsibility for