Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award to shine a light on female leaders in automotive

Cox Automotive UK is seeking nominations for the Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award, to be presented in the UK for the first time in 2019.

on Jan 2, 02:17 PM

Named after the business pioneer who served as a Director of Cox Enterprises – Cox Automotive’s parent company in the USA – this award will recognise a woman who shares the traits and accomplishments of its namesake.

The inaugural award 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.

Alison Fisher, Cox Automotive’s Chief People Officer, 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.”

“The Barbara Cox Woman of the Year award is part of our successful ‘Women With Drive’ programme, which offers professional and personal development, peer-to-peer mentoring and networking opportunities.”

All the nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges that includes Fleet News Deputy Editor Sarah Tooze, Marshall Motor Group CEO Daksh Gupta, Cox Automotive UK CEO Martin Forbes, and Chief People Officer Alison Fisher.

The winner will be announced on the 8th March 2019 at a special ‘Women With Drive’ event to celebrate International Women’s Day. As well as the award, they will receive £5,000 to spend on their own personal development.

Nominations for the award are invited from across the automotive industry, and should be entered by the end of January 2019 at