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Women at the Wheel

A community dedicated to driving greater gender diversity and inclusion in the next generation of automotive industry leaders.

Welcome to Women at the Wheel UK

Women at the Wheel is a community dedicated to driving greater gender diversity and inclusion in 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 industry - we want to welcome you.

Together, we will:

  • Build a diverse community of role models that inspire women to acheive their potential.
  • Strengthen our careers through coaching and learning opportunities.
  • Collaborate across individuals and organisations to drive positive
    industry change.

We believe in full and inclusive participation - regardless of gender. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the work we do and participate in the events we host.

Membership

Membership is free and open to everyone.

You will benefit from access to our growing community, a programme of events held across the UK, and a monthly newsletter featuring industry highlights, community activities, and unique perspectives.
 

Upcoming events

We host regular events both online and across the UK, from coaching sessions and skills workshops, to networking dinners and Deloitte knowledge shares. Past events have included how to navigate challenging situations, myth-busting EVs, and mindfulness mediation.
 

Career Journeys Webinar

Join Women at the Wheel for a 60 minute panel, on Thursday 29th September, to discuss the interesting and diverse career journeys of some of our members!

To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, the panel will have a special focus on National Inclusion Week (26 September – 2 October). The panellists will provide insight into how workplace inclusion has impacted the career journeys they have been on and the career decisions they have made. We will discuss the challenges and learnings that Women at the Wheel members have experienced first-hand – with some time for Q&A at the end.

Panellists to be announced shortly.

Date: Thursday 29 September 2022
Time: 12:00 to 13:00
Venue: Join from the comfort of your desk/home
Cost: All our events are free of charge
Audience: All are welcome

Register here.
 

Dinner with Women at the Wheel in Birmingham

Please join us for a fun filled evening, with plenty of lively discussion on current Automotive topics (amongst others!) and the chance to get to know your fellow members of Women at the Wheel in a small group setting. We look forward to seeing you there!

Want to attend but can’t make it to Birmingham? Keep your eyes peeled on our monthly newsletter as we will be announcing future dinners soon in locations across the UK!

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Venue: Birmingham – exact details will be provided upon sign-up
Cost: All our events are free of charge
Audience: All are welcome but places are limited!

Register here.
 

Dinner with Women at the Wheel in Ascot

Please join us for a fun filled evening, with plenty of lively discussion on current Automotive topics (amongst others!) and the chance to get to know your fellow members of Women at the Wheel in a small group setting. We look forward to seeing you there!

Want to attend but can’t make it to Ascot? Keep your eyes peeled on our monthly newsletter as we will be announcing future dinners soon in locations across the UK!

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2022
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Venue: Ascot – exact details will be provided upon sign-up
Cost: All our events are free of charge
Audience: All are welcome but places are limited!

Register here.

 

2020 Women in Automotive Study

Did you know 50 per cent of women feel unprepared to navigate the future of the automotive industry? Or that 40 per cent of women working in the automotive industry would choose a different industry if they were to start their career again now?

The 2020 Women in Automotive Industry Study explores insights from a survey and interviews conducted with men and women across the automotive industry, and was designed to explore views on the retention and advancement of women working in the automotive industry and identify opportunities for improvement.

It covers both how women are navigating the rapidly changing automotive landscape and how to retain and advance women in an industry with low gender diversity.

We have published our key findings as part of our commitment to supporting the advancement of women and gender equality in the automotive industry.

Read more

 

Community

Our members work across the industry. They are engineers and data
scientists, experts in supply chain to aftersales, and interns through to CEOs. Get to know some of our members here.

An interview with... Caroline Nathan
Caroline is a new product introduction (NPI) manager with Caterpillar. She is also a member of the Women at the Wheel Advisory Group.
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An interview with... Debbie McIntosh
Debbie is the General Manager responsible for the accounting and controlling function of BMW UK and Ireland. She is also a member of the Women at the Wheel Advisory Group. Read more

An interview with... Pia Wilkes
Pia is CEO of the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). She is also a member of the Women at the Wheel Advisory Group. Read more

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