Saturday 3 December 2016

Why motor industry needs far more women

Published 15/06/2016 | 02:30

Alan Green, new president of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).
Alan Green, new president of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

The motor industry is missing out in a big way by not having more career paths for women, the WOMEN@SIMI conference was told recently.

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SIMI president Alan Greene said: "As employers we are missing out on unknown opportunities to hire women in the sector."

He called for "more initiatives to promote the variety of careers within the industry and a well-marked career path".

Gillian Fanning, chairman of the SIMI wholesalers committee, said international research shows women bring a "different dimension" to companies. And women are behind 85pc of car-buying decisions.

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