Cox Automotive has issued a final call for nominations for the UK’s inaugural Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award, closing on January 31.
The award was launched in partnership with AM and Fleet News at the beginning of January, and will be presented to a leader, manager or up-coming talent in the automotive sector that has shown a commitment to innovation, leadership, or community over the past 12 months.
Named after the business pioneer who served as a director of Cox Enterprises – Cox Automotive’s parent company in the USA – the award will recognise a woman who shares the traits and accomplishments of its namesake.
Cox Automotive’s chief people officer Alison Fisher said: “Although the motor industry is undoubtedly still a male-dominated sector, there are many businesses working hard to encourage more female talent to enter the sector.”
“I’m delighted with the interest we’ve seen in the award so far, and the inspirational nominations we’ve received from across our industry.”
All the nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges made up of Auto Trader’s operations director Catherine Faiers, Fleet News’ deputy editor Sarah Tooze, Marshall Motor Group’s CEO Daksh Gupta, and Cox Automotive’s CEO Martin Forbes and chief people officer Alison Fisher.
The winner will be announced on the March 8, at a special event to celebrate International Women’s Day. As well as the award, they will receive £5,000 to spend on their own personal development.