Judy Murray to speak at Autocar Great British Women – Rising Stars event

Peugeot ambassador Judy Murray OBE will be a guest speaker at Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry event, which will be held in London on Wednesday 19 June.

Murray will speak about her experiences playing professional tennis, coaching world-class players, mentoring her sons Andy and Jamie to success and captaining Britain’s Fed Cup team as part of an ongoing desire to promote the role of female coaches. She will also take questions from the audience.

Murray said: “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to address an event that is predominantly made up of women who are achieving such success in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

“Having talent is one thing, but talent needs opportunity to be able to develop and that opportunity must be available to everyone. I hope I can offer some insight into why having the support, guidance and inspiration to maximise potential can make a real difference, and why diversity is integral to any business succeeding.

“I’m probably best known for my associations with tennis, but anyone who saw me dance on ‘Strictly’ will know that I’m not afraid to step outside of my comfort zone, or to face challenges head-on. If I can share my experiences to help guide or motivate others to achieve more then it will be a fantastic afternoon.”

The event, supported by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), will take place from 1.30pm to 5.30pm on 19 June, with Murray delivering one of two keynote speeches. The other will be delivered by Aston Martin USA’s CEO Laura Schwab. 

Further presentations and panel debates with key industry figures (to be announced soon) will take place throughout the afternoon, ahead of an Awards ceremony recognising the top 100 nominees and the winners from each area of the industry. 

Nominations for this year’s Rising Stars must be registered by 23:59 on Wednesday 17 April, and can be submitted by candidates themselves, or nominated by their peers. Please enter via this link. 

Nominees are also asked to submit information on the following topics for consideration: education and career to date, level of influence in their business, future ambitions and how nominees will achieve them, and achievements which will make nominees stand out above the competition. The supporting evidence for each of the criteria set should be no more than 150 words per section and should be submitted through the entry portal.

Space for the event is strictly limited, with priority given to winners and past winners. However, a limited number of tickets will be available. Anyone interested in attending the event should contact Autocar at autocar.events@haymarket.com.

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