The participation of women in the automotive industry has increased significantly over the past 10 years.
According to the 2019 Economic Census by Inegi, the automotive industry, which includes the transportation of equipment, trade, goods, transportation, repair and maintenance, as well as lots and rentals for vehicles, generated 2 million 127 thousand 841 jobs.
Of which 74% are occupied by men and 26% by women.
Jazmín Vega, who started as a Human Resources analyst in the industry and leads this department at the employers TIP México and BitCar, points out: “In the last decade, women have gone from 10% to 46% of our workforce.”
Currently, of the 436 athletes that make up the teams of both teams, 46% are women and 54% are men, which is above the national average.
“I think the leasing and automotive industry, in general, is no longer about men or women, it’s about people having energy and knowledge.
Internally, in dealing with human resources, the type of people is not really relevant, but their aptitude, knowledge, ability and above all their values and integrity”, according to Jazmín Vega.
According to Deloitte’s Women on Wheels study, only 24% of workers employed in the manufacturing of motor vehicles and auto parts worldwide are women, while in vehicle sales, women represent only 18% of the total work force.
According to this same report, half of the women are considered to want to change their industry if they start their careers again and the three main reasons are difficulties in the comparison of work and family life, lack of opportunities to grow and promote. and lack of diversity, equality and inclusion.
Increased participation of women in the automotive industry
Arlette Balderas, director of operations at Mexico TIP Mexico for almost a decade, points out;
“As a woman, it is a challenge to balance family and professional life, with such a challenge you have a great job. It is a challenge to combine the two and the key is that neither pressures the other.
In recent years, the representation of women in the industry has grown and had a positive impact.
“The equal presence of both sexes allows balance in society and complementary visions of both,” says Arlette, who believes that what should be promoted in the industry are women in management positions, for example, on the board and play. This type of role is more suitable for the position.
According to the report “Women In Business 2022” published by the Grant Thornton firm, the percentage of women in management positions in Mexico has decreased by two points compared to the previous year, standing at 33 percent.
From organizations such as the Mexican Association of Small Vehicles (AMAVe), inclusion is promoted and encouraged to obtain fair and equitable percentages of rental companies in Mexico.
“As women leaders we have the challenge of passing on to other women what is possible in our team. It doesn’t matter if you are a woman, a man or of any other gender, having a goal is to know where you want to go, visualize it and work to achieve it.