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UK Automotive 30% Club expands membership with CDK Global

Stuart Miles, managing director UK & Ireland, CDK Global International

The UK Automotive 30% Club, an organisation encouraging motor industry firms to put women in more key leadership positions, has welcomed software firm CDK Global as a new member.

By joining, CDK said it will contribute to establishing a female talent pipeline for the sector and will also be working on a diverse UK-wide volunteering network of male and female automotive employees to assist with the club’s ‘Reach Out’ phase of their 30 by 30 strategy.

This will involve volunteers visiting schools, universities and networks such as Girl Guides, to talk about the many opportunities across the automotive industry.

The UK Automotive 30% Club, founded in 2016, is a not for profit organisation bringing together MDs and CEOs from automotive manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers with the goal of working towards having women in 30% of key leadership positions by 2030.

Members include Perrys, Toyota GB, Marshall Motor Holdings, Auto Trader, JCT600 and Bentley Motors.

Stuart Miles, UK and Ireland managing director at CDK Global said: “At CDK Global, we recognise that having a diverse and dynamic workforce is key to the advancement of the automotive industry.

"As a technology business continually striving to innovate and create, we know the huge importance of female employees to our organisation, and increasing their numbers across every part of the business is crucial to our long term wellbeing, as well as that of the automotive business at large.”

The club recent held an awards ceremony for inspiring women in the automotive industry.

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