Bentley launches Extraordinary Women programme

Bentley has launched the third edition of its Extraordinary Women mentorship programme, which will see eight students benefit from one-on-one mentorship by high-achieving women and spend a week at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe.

Created in collaboration with the University of Bath, Loughborough, Warwick and Manchester Metropolitan in the UK and the University of Doha for Science in Technology in Qatar, the programme focuses specifically on female students in the fields of engineering, design, technology, and business, and aims to encourage women to explore a variety of career paths in the STEM and automotive sectors.

Among this year’s mentors is Sara Davies, MBE, star of BBC One show Dragons’ Den.

She said: “I love what Bentley is doing, celebrating the achievements of female talent; and most importantly supporting the growth of exceptional young females through their Extraordinary Woman initiative. I cannot wait to get started and meet the student I shall be personally mentoring.”

Karen Lange, Bentley’s board member for Human Resources, added: “It is a source of pride and inspiration to everyone within Bentley to see the Extraordinary Women programme going from strength to strength, as it enters its third year and expands to a fourth country. Our aim for this extraordinary initiative has been to build a legacy for young women and support the success of the next generation of future leaders, and with past participants progressing to undertake placements with Bentley, we are already witnessing the positive impact it is having.”