The great British Women in the Auto Industry – the Rising Stars nominations close April 3

Rising stars who wish to be considered for this year’s Autocar Great British Women in the Auto Industry, the shortlist must be submitted by 3 April.

Run by Autocar, in collaboration with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and supported by Direct Line Group, Ford and Jaguar Land Rover, the aim of the event is to identify and promote the industry’s most promising female rising stars and highlight the career opportunities within the sector.

The top 100 rising stars will be chosen among the following sectors of the car industry: the vehicle development, manufacturing, purchasing, retail, marketing, communication, and apprentices, the engines, the design, and the executive. A winner will be selected from each sector of the industry, with a winner selected from the shortlist of candidates.

The candidates must be submitted by friends, co-workers or the employer. There is no age limit. The finalists and winners will be chosen based on their influence and potential future influence on the automotive industry and within the company, taking into consideration the size and strength of the business they represent. The dedication to a career in the automotive industry will also be favoured, as well as the potential to inspire others to join the sector.

In the first instance, the name of the nominee and a CURRICULUM vitae, a brief description of their achievements to date and, in particular, their potential for the future, must be sent to There is no limit to the number of applications.

The Autocar Great British Women in the automotive Industry jury will be chaired by Haymarket Media Group Automotive brand director Rachael Prasher. The panel composed of Jim Holder, Steve Cropley and Rachel Burgess from Autocar’s editorial team, the more the SMMT executive, Mike Hawes, and the director of communications and international, Tamzen Isacsson – select the industry’s top 100 rising stars judging day of the main event.

The 100 finalists will be announced on June 21 in an event at Twickenham Stadium, with panel debates, discussions and working groups that are held for the winners and invited guests.

“We have already had some brilliant nominations for the emerging talent in the automotive industry, but with the deadline fast approaching you want to make sure that everyone who should be recognized is put forward,” said Prasher. “Last year the event was a resounding success, which attracts a large amount of coverage for our winners and highlights of the great industry in which we work.

“This year’s focus on rising stars highlights the opportunity for a rewarding career in the automotive sector, allows us to put a spotlight on its brightest upcoming stars. Our event at Twickenham Stadium already promises to be exciting and engaging, with some industry big-ready to debate and discuss the hot topics around this topic”.

Space for the event at Twickenham Stadium is strictly limited, with priority for the 2017 and 2016 winners. However, it is expected that a limited number of tickets will be available. Anyone interested in attending should contact Charlene Harry, Haymarket Automotive brand executive,

Read more on our 2016 winners here: