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Motoring a great career for women but survey shows 50pc believe they are under-represented

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Survey found 67pc believe women have become more visible in the industry in recent years. Stock image

Survey found 67pc believe women have become more visible in the industry in recent years. Stock image

Survey found 67pc believe women have become more visible in the industry in recent years. Stock image

A Majority of women in the motor industry say they would recommend it as a career to others.

A survey of 140 women in the industry, carried out by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), found that 71pc would recommend it as a career.

The survey was carried out as part of SIMI’s drive to encourage more women to join the sector and coincided with the recent 7th annual Women@SIMI event.

The survey found that 67pc of respondents believe women have become more visible in the industry in recent years. A majority also said their companies had increased the number of new female employees over the last three years.

However, more than 50pc believe women are under-represented in their organisation. And 40pc said women did not have the same opportunities for advancement as men.

Just 26pc of respondents identified themselves as being at director/board level in their organisation.

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