5th July 2023 – Autocar Great Women: HORIBA MIRA Rising Stars

The 2023 Autocar Great Women: Rising Stars have been announced, with three HORIBA MIRA team members recognised among the motoring industry’s best up-and-coming female talent 

Held in conjunction with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there were 124 Rising Stars recognised across 11 classes - as well as a category winner in each class. All Rising Stars were judged to be outstanding in their field and recognised at the annual event, held this year at the Stellantis UK headquarters in Coventry. The event also included speakers and panel debates from leading professionals of the industry.  

HORIBA MIRA team members included in the 2023 list were Reem Bashir, Project Engineer, was listed in the Mobility & Digital category, Janka Roder, Credit Controller was listed in the Operations category and Stephanie Haynes, Automotive Cybersecurity Analyst was listed as one of the winners in the Apprentice category.  

Chair of the judging panel and managing director of Haymarket Automotive Rachael Prasher said: "I want to congratulate all of the winners and Great Women of 2023. Seeing the breadth and depth of talent and the sheer variety of roles in the automotive industry is inspiring. As we navigate our way through seismic industry change, such talent and diversity of thought has never been more vital" 

Highlighting the achievements of our rising stars can only help attract more talented early careers people from all backgrounds and with differing skill sets into the automotive industry and HORIBA MIRA. This year's event brought the growing wealth of emerging talent into focus once again and I hope will inspire many more to follow in their footsteps” 

Nicola Hill, HR function leader 

"Every member of our great team here at HORIBA MIRA brings a unique perspective to the challenges and opportunities we take on every day. Our success is based upon fostering a diverse and inclusive community: creating an environment where all talent is given an opportunity to excel. I am delighted to celebrate our winners and nominees as Rising Stars within HORIBA MIRA and the UK automotive industry." 
Declan Allen, managing director.