The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (BIS) has called on government to do more to tackle female under-representation in certain sectors of the economy.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) welcomed any moves that encourage women into the motor retail industry.
Sue Robinson, NFDA director, said: "The NFDA is committed to securing the best skills for the industry and are keen to address any stereotyping within the automotive retail sector that may deter females from pursuing a career within it.
“Women are a powerful force in the car market and the industry has improved greatly over the years to ensure women are represented in the workplace.
“Retailers are working very hard to encourage more women into the industry at all levels from senior management to technicians.”
The BIS report calls on Government to address the worrying lack of comprehensive careers advice and set targets for encouraging women into apprenticeship sectors where they are currently under-represented. The Committee also urges the Government to take concerted action to improve female representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.