• Nissan launches ongoing educational STEM programme across the AMIEO region (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania)
  • Young women immersed in the automotive world through interactive 'open door' programme hosted by Nissan's own female employees
  • Workshops developed to align with this year's International Women's Day theme, "Inspire Inclusion", and challenging auto industry stereotypes


Paris, France – Beginning this International Women's Day, Nissan is opening the doors of its plants, R&D centres and offices across every continent in the AMIEO region (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania) to inspire the next generation of female talent in the automotive industry.

Embracing this year's International Women's Day theme of 'Inspire Inclusion', Nissan will empower young minds with a dynamic programme of interactive workshops showcasing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Young women between the ages of 13 – 21 across the region will be immersed in the world of automotive development, design and production in sessions starting from this month, hosted by Nissan's female engineers, designers and subject matter experts.

Colleagues will share their own personal career stories, answering questions and highlighting STEM opportunities in the industry and challenging existing stereotypical views of working in the automotive and engineering sectors. Tapping into the diversity of its people working across five continents and 108 countries, Nissan AMIEO will offer a range of engaging and fun-filled STEM-related activities for young minds to discover, while guided facility tours will give a first-hand look at real-world applications of STEM in the automotive environment.

Nissan's commitment to empowering future innovators is grounded in its history of skills development and longstanding relationships with academic institutions across the region.

The ongoing open-door programme will build on this deep-rooted legacy of offering bright minds a unique opportunity to advance in the auto industry, and demonstrating that social issues, economic background or gender are no barriers to a career in advanced engineering and manufacturing.

Friederike Kienitz, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Nissan AMIEO said: "At Nissan, our daily pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion takes centre stage, not just this International Women's Day, but every day.

"Diversity has the power to unlock the best in all of us, when we are intentional about welcoming perspectives and backgrounds that vary from our own" Kienitz continues. "It's an exciting opportunity to invite the female workforce of the future into our space and showcase the many amazing opportunities within this incredibly dynamic industry, regardless of age, gender or background.

To mark International Women's Day, Friederike will join a discussion with The Women Automotive Network – the first international platform dedicated to supporting and empowering women and their allies in the automotive industry.

She will talk about the importance of having a diverse workforce, her experiences as a woman in the automotive industry, and what she sees for the future of the industry.

In conversation with moderator Pattie Grim, she will discuss her career to date, experiences as a woman in the automotive industry, and what she sees for the future of the industry.

Across Nissan's operations in the region, International Women's Day is marked with special events including inviting guest speakers to motivate and empower our existing women talent and series of open days, panel discussions and school visits.

See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manifesto and our 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report

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About Nissan AMIEO (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania)
Nissan aims to become a truly sustainable company, driving towards a cleaner, safer and more inclusive world.

Sustainability is at the core of Nissan's long-term vision, Ambition 2030. Responding to critical environmental, societal and customer needs, this strategy sets out to deliver electrified models and technological innovation in key markets globally, empowering mobility and beyond. Ambition 2030 supports Nissan's goal which is to be carbon neutral across the life cycle of its products and operations by 2050. The Nissan AMIEO region, with EV36Zero at its centre, is primed to accelerate the shift to an electrified future.

Issued by Nissan