Raising the profile of women in the automotive industry

How important it is for us to recognise and celebrate the women in our automotive industry? WinA says that it is essential.

Women’s achievements are significant in our industry. You will see women who day-to-day steer family or their own automotive businesses and many who work as tradespeople, technical advisors, drivers, administrators, salespeople and in other professional roles. Everywhere you look there is a woman who is in some way building and contributing to a business in our industry.

In so many ways women and their achievements go unseen purely because automotive is still predominantly a male industry. It is a challenge for industry that there is a significant group of people who offer so much, but largely go unrecognised.

Lack of representation is just one issue that the automotive industry has inherited from the past. We are a highly technical and forward thinking sector in so many ways and this needs to be communicated both within the industry and beyond. We need to pay attention to the issues that hold the industry back and not accept them as given.

The WinA team has eyes firmly fixed on the future.

We believe that women are important, that many businesses in the industry support, promote and provide opportunities to women but overall, this is not seen to be done and the industry is poorer as a result.

This is why WinA chooses to recognize and celebrate the women of the automotive industry: we publish profiles of women from automotive businesses, we develop careers with education and scholarships, we provide opportunities for communication and we hold interesting and fun events too.

WinA aims to celebrate, educate and give a voice to the women in our industry. We would be delighted to receive your application to join WinA.

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” -- Melinda Gates
Women in Automotive (WinA) is a network created by women in the automotive industry for women in the automotive industry. It was launched in 2000 and is primarily concerned with supporting and celebrating women involved in all areas of the Automotive industry.

WinA is essentially a Network for all women working in any aspect of the Automotive Industry. Our Network connects like-minded women who share common work roles, interests, hobbies and most importantly female specific issues and concerns. This is a positive network, which celebrates the valuable and ever increasing role that women play in the Automotive Industry.

WinA aims to:

  • Raise the profile of women in the automotive industry
  • Provide networking and mentoring opportunities for women within the industry
  • Enhance the image of women in the automotive industry


Women in Automotive is moving fast, and invites women (and interested men) to join and help raise the profile of women in the automotive industry. It is a network created by women for women in the automotive industry.

Women can be seen working throughout our tough and rewarding industry, and although undoubtedly we are underrepresented in many areas, we think you’ll be delighted to learn that there are quite a lot of us.

There are many reasons to join WinA. We hold regular events and provide opportunities for women to connect, share ideas, learn and be inspired.

We’d love you to be part of our growing community. We can offer you a network that is informative, educational, thought provoking and fun!


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