Why motor industry needs far more women
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.
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.