Ladies In The Industry – Lesley Layton
Posted in Social | 20/03/2019
Here at Rybrook we wanted to celebrate the amazing women who work within our industry.
The motor industry has long been viewed as being male dominated, but this is just not the case any longer. Women are working in roles previously seen as ‘male’ and are positively encouraged in their careers, resulting in a much more balanced team.
Over the coming days and weeks we will be sharing the stories of some of the ladies in our business and giving an insight into how they view the motor industry and their place within it.
I am one of the Business Managers at Rybrook Huddersfield Land Rover. I share the responsibility for the role with two other colleagues. As a team, we are responsible for the Finance and Insurance performance within the Sales Department, alongside ensuring that the sales process is smooth and compliant.
Historically, the industry has been seen as male dominated and to some extent still is. Whilst the industry remains predominantly male dominated, there are more and more women braving the trade. There are still challenges faced by woman, and it is by no means equal in the industry but this is improving. Here at Rybrook, there are a number of women in roles previously dominated by men and we are all very supportive of each other. Equality is encouraged here.
The industry still has a way to go to be completely equal but I am excited to be part of the change. There needs to be more exposure to the opportunity open to women in the industry. Once the awareness is clear, and more women are attracted to the industry, this is when we will see real change and equality.