BENTLEY Embraces The Power of Mentoring to Inspire Female Students
- Ahead of International Women’s Day 2022, Bentley holds ‘Extraordinary Women’ event in Crewe to launch student mentoring programme
- Students from partner universities will be selected to benefit from mentoring and work experience with Bentley
- The programme is designed to highlight the career opportunities available in the automotive sector
- Crewe event builds on last year’s kick-off activity in the United Arab Emirates, where four students have this week been selected to take part
- Extraordinary Women supports Bentley’s Beyond100 strategy and goals to achieve 30 per cent diverse management by 2025
To support the development of the next generation of female talent, Bentley Motors has kicked off a bespoke mentoring programme for female students in the fields of technology, engineering, design and business.
Following the successful launch in the UAE last year, the programme is now being rolled out in the UK as part of Bentley’s strategy to encourage more women to consider the range of careers available in the automotive industry.
The launch event, named ‘Extraordinary Women’, brought together students from four UK partner universities; Crewe UTC and experts from within the business. Chaired by senior automotive journalist, Erin Baker and with the support of Bentley’s Member of the Board for Human Resources, Karen Lange, and Professor Georgina Harris from Arden University, the event consisted of three panel talks and the opportunity for the students to pitch a wide-range of questions about STEM careers, opportunities in automotive and how to bring more women into the industry to the panel.