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Deadline nears for auto industry's Woman Of The Year nominations

Barbara Cox Woman of the Year nominations are open now

Nominations for the 2022 Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award will close on January 21, so automotive firms are urged to put their female leaders forward now.

Run by Cox Automotive in partnership with Bauer Media’s B2B titles AM, Fleet News and Smart Transport, the prestigious award honours inspirational women within the UK automotive industry who demonstrate a commitment to innovation and leadership.

The winner of the award receives £5,000 to invest on her own personal development

The award is named after Barbara Cox, who served as director of Cox Enterprises, Cox Automotive’s parent company in the USA, and recognises an inspirational female leader and role model in the automotive industry.

Stephen Briers, editor-in-chief of AM, Fleet News and Smart Transport, said: “We’re delighted to once again be partnering with Cox Automotive to highlight and honour the important role women play across the automotive industry.

"We hope that by raising the profile of inspiring women, we will help to encourage more to consider automotive as a career choice.”

Nominations, including self-nominated, for the award are invited from across the automotive industry and should be entered via by January 21.

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and announced on March 8, 2022 on International Women’s Day.

The judges are Alison Fisher and Liam Quegan from Cox Automotive Europe, previous winners Alison Jones of Stellantis and Lorna McAtear of National Grid plus Lynda Ennis of automotive and mobility executive search firm Ennis & Co, and Lindsay Greatbatch, head of B2B memberships at Bauer Media.

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