Although women have made significant strides towards gender equality in the workplace, many young girls and women are still discouraged from pursuing careers in STEM or in male-dominated industries. And even when they choose to pursue such careers, obtaining managerial positions is an even bigger uphill battle, which results in many industries still grossly underrepresenting women. One of the industries that still shows major gender gaps is the automotive industry.
Although clerical roles have a more equal representation in this industry, the percentage of women in managerial and executive roles is still in the single digits. With that in mind, CarRentals recently published a timeline celebrating women in motor history to highlight some of the incredible contributions women have made despite the underrepresentation and obstacles they continue to face today.
The motor history timeline shines a light on creative female inventions like the car heater, turn signals, windshield wipers, the GPS and even Bluetooth. It also includes key takeaways we can gain from their stories, perseverance and ingenuity. From one of the first female mechanical engineers to a mathematician that defied both gender and racial prejudices, their stories are nothing short of inspiring.
[[infographic courtesy of carrentals.com]]
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