EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of seven stories devoted to leading women in the auto industry. The series originally ran in the December 2020 print edition of Automotive News Canada. You can watch the pair of roundtable discussions here. And, you can read previously published digital versions of the stories here.
When it comes to the questions of whether women have made progress in the auto industry, opinion is divided along gender lines, according to a recent study by financial-services company Deloitte and sibling publication Automotive News.
Conducted in the first half of September with about 700 respondents based in the United States and Canada, the study found that 64 per cent of men think that positive change for women has occurred in the industry over the past five years — while only 39 per cent of women agreed.