Women in automotive



Leyla Yilmaz
Deputy Executive Director, Industrial Relations, Policy and Engagement

Message for WinAs

 2017 will be a positive and exciting year for WinA as we are planning a number of social events to bring our members together.  We are keen to hear from you any suggestions for events, programs, support or material to benefit our members.  We are also bringing together a Committee to work on initiatives to support and promote women in our industry.

 Drop us a line if you have any ideas/suggestions or would like to be involved on our Committee — info@womeninautomotive.com.au


About WinA

 How important it is for us to recognise and celebrate the women in our automotive industry?

WinA says that it is essential.

Women’s achievements are significant in our industry. You will see women who day-to-day steer family or their own automotive businesses and many who work as tradespeople, technical advisors, drivers, administrators, salespeople and in other professional roles. Everywhere you look there is a woman who is in some way building and contributing to a business in our industry.

In so many ways women and their achievements go unseen purely because automotive is still predominantly a male industry. It is a challenge for industry that there is a significant group of people who offer so much, but largely go unrecognised.

Lack of representation is just one issue that the automotive industry has inherited from the past. We are a highly technical and forward thinking sector in so many ways and this needs to be communicated both within the industry and beyond. We need to pay attention to the issues that hold the industry back and not accept them as given.

The WinA team has eyes firmly fixed on the future.

We believe that women are important, that many businesses in the industry support, promote and provide opportunities to women but overall, this is not seen to be done and the industry is poorer as a result.

This is why WinA chooses to recognize and celebrate the women of the automotive industry: we publish profiles of women from automotive businesses, we develop careers with education and scholarships, we provide opportunities for communication and we hold interesting and fun events too.

To find out more about Women in Automotive, please see our Charter.

WinA aims to celebrate, educate and give a voice to the women in our industry. We would be delighted to receive your application to join WinA.

"A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult." -- Melinda Gates


Women in Automotive (WinA) is a network created by women in the automotive industry for women in the automotive industry. It was launched in 2000 and is primarily concerned with supporting and celebrating women involved in all areas of the Automotive industry. WinA is essentially a Network for all women working in any aspect of the Automotive Industry. Our Network connects like-minded women who share common work roles, interests, hobbies and most importantly female specific issues and concerns. This is a positive network, which celebrates the valuable and ever increasing role that women play in the Automotive Industry.

WinA aims to:

  • • Raise the profile of women in the automotive industry
  • • Provide networking and mentoring opportunities for women within the industry
  • • Enhance the image of women in the automotive industry.