The search is on for the Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award

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Nominations are open for Cox Automotive’s prestigious Barbara Cox “Woman of the Year” Award 2024, honouring inspirational women in European automotive.

Named after the late Barbara Cox – a former director of Cox Enterprises, Cox Automotive’s parent company in the US – the award recognises and rewards women who demonstrate a commitment to innovation, leadership and community within the sector.

Now in its sixth year, the prize sees Cox Automotive Europe once again team up with AM and Fleet News.

Submitted nominations are invited for any woman working within the European automotive industry and are welcome until the closing date on Friday 26 April.

The winner will be chosen by a judging panel including past winners and announced at a special event on Wednesday 5 June. In addition to gaining recognition across the industry, the recipient will also receive £5,000 to spend on her personal development.

Last year’s winner was Sara Sloman, chief strategy officer at EV fintech business Paythru. Sara was one of six women shortlisted from more than 50 entries. Sara joined an impressive list of females to win the award, including Caroline Burnell, head of marketing & communications at eStar Truck & Van, Alison Jones, senior vice-president – global circular economy at Stellantis; Lorna McAtear, fleet manager – National Grid; and Beryl Carney, head of VW Commercial Vehicles at JCT600.

Sam Panayides, Cox Automotive sales director and chair of Women with Drive (pictured), said: “It gives me great pleasure to open nominations for the Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award 2024.

“It’s an award unique in the sector, one that amplifies the qualities of inclusion, diversion and equality that underpin everything we do as a business.

“Celebrating the incredible achievements of women helps all of us to grow and improve, to do even better work together. Please nominate someone you think is a great leader, a woman who gives back to her community and inspires others to do the same, just as Barbara Cox did.”

Click here to nominate.

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