Opel Vauxhall Finance – Headline Sponsor’s Womenspire 2022

31st March 2022

Tell us about your organisation

Opel Vauxhall Finance is a captive finance company that meets the mobility needs of our customers through financial services solutions for the Vauxhall brand. Our team continues our successful journey through living our values of Customer Focus, Agility, Collaboration, Accountability and Integrity.

Why are you supporting the awards?

We are excited to support the remarkable accomplishments of women in Wales for the fourth year running and are excited to headline sponsor this year. We are keen to promote our company as a potential employer, to ambitious women in Wales.

Opel Vauxhall Finance has an internal Women’s Inspirational Network (WIN) which encourages women, in a predominantly male environment, to flourish. WIN supports the recruitment, retention and development of talented individuals across the organisation. It is committed to inspiring positive changes to encourage growth and passion for the business.

Why does gender equality matter to you?

At Opel Vauxhall Finance, we believe equality is about ensuring that everyone, regardless of gender, age, background and nationality, has the same opportunity.

The automotive finance industry has always been a male dominated industry and we are keen to encourage more women to apply for roles here as we strive towards a more gender balanced organisation.

We are fully committed to becoming an engaged player with a positive impact on the world and achieving our goal of a truly inclusive workforce.

Why do you support the work of Chwarae Teg?

Chwarae Teg is a fantastic champion for gender equality. Some of our employees have benefitted from its programmes. It’s an incredible charity which we are proud to work with.

Being an automotive finance organisation we’ve done a lot of work through our Women’s Inspirational Network to encourage women into the sector and to progress within it. Having worked closely with Chwarae Teg, with many employees benefiting from its programmes, we gladly snapped up the opportunity to headline sponsor the Womenspire Awards and really recognise some of the most inspirational women in Wales.

“Gender equality and diversity really matter in making a business work and it’s very important that there are more women out there, especially for young women to look up to. As they’re progressing through their education and their careers they must see good role models and realise that actually anything is possible.

“The automotive finance industry has always been male dominated and we are keen to encourage more women to apply for roles here as we strive towards a more gender balanced organisation.

Sian Prigg
Senior Learning & Talent Consultant and Chair of WIN, Vauxhall Finance

Womenspire is an awards ceremony like no other, and we couldn’t be happier that Vauxhall Finance has joined us as headline sponsor. This demonstrates that the company is an engaged player when it comes to gender equality and is passionate about helping women to achieve and prosper. Thanks to its support, at Womenspire 2022, we can do more than ever to showcase our incredible finalists.

“Together we can shine a light on the individuals and organisations working towards making gender equality a reality in Wales and share their stories with some of the most engaged and proactive women in Wales and their employers.

Cerys Furlong
Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg