Gurmeet Kaur (Country Head, India, Henkel)
Why did you join the Women Automotive Network?
“To be inspired by my colleagues across the industry.”
Why is DE&I important to you?
“This is an important initiative to shape better end-to-end experiences for the gender, racially and culturally diverse population.”
What is the number one automotive trend you are keeping up with currently?
“Connected / Electric / Autonomous vehicles.”
What are your predictions for the automotive industry in 2022?
“Demand will continue to rebound, however supply-side issues might still affect production in 2022.”
Who is your inspirational woman?
“Angela Merkel, the former Chancellor of Germany.”
What is your proudest career moment?
“My first job with Maruti Suzuki in India, it felt amazing to just be a part of that almost-electric environment on the production line.”
What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome?
“My shy introverted nature, I had to force myself out of my comfort zone to start leading.”
What was your first car?
“After driving my dad’s hand-me-down Opel Astra for years, I bought a Skoda Rapid for myself.”
What advice would you offer to those considering starting a career within the automotive industry?
“Don’t think twice – if you are looking for an exciting journey, there’s never a dull moment here.”
In one word, what is the opportunity for women in automotive currently?
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