My mother for her determination and drive. And my grandmother for her mixture of toughness and tenderness and for her ability to cherish the little things in life.
– Cristina Siletto, Fiat Auto
My mother for following her heart. She has a doctorate in chemistry but she left the field because she was more passionate about becoming an artist. She has never regretted her decision.
– Camilla Palmertz, Volvo
My aunt, Joan Burke, who was a member of Parliament in Ireland, because of her confidence and her positive attitude. She inspired me to believe that I could do anything
I set my mind to.
– Pauline Walsh, Ford of Europe
My paternal grandmother. Although she died 10 years before I was born, she has served as a positive influence on me because she was so ahead of her time. She balanced bringing up three kids with her career as a dentist while living in czar-ruled Russia
in the early 20th century.
– Tatiana Butovitsch Temm, Volvo
My mother and my grandmother because of their strength and independence.
– Anne Asensio, GM
Winners of the Automotive News Europe Woman of the Year award
|2005||Rita Forst, General Motors|
|2004||YCC team, Volvo|
|2003||Odile Desforges, Renault|
|2002||Cristina Siletto, Fiat Auto|
|2001||Pauline Walsh, Ford of Europe|
|2000||Marie-Christine Caubet, Renault|
|1999||Magda Salarich, Citroen|
|1998||Rose Mary Farenden, Ford of Europe|
|1997||Anne Asensio, Renault|
|1996||Gerrit Huy, Daimler-Benz|