Irish Judge Added To Women’s World Car of The Year International Judging Panel

The Women’s World Car of the Year is pleased to announce the appointment of the first Irish judge to the international voting panel for 2012 and beyond. 

Geraldine Herbert (Ireland)

 Geraldine Herbert has been a motoring journalist for over ten years and is currently the Editor of Motoring Life, Ireland’s longest-established motoring magazine.

On International Women’s Day 2012, she launched Ireland’s first motoring website for women.

She is a jury member for the annual Irish Car of the Year awards and has written on a range of motoring issues for a number of publications. She is also a regular contributor on motoring matters to radio.

 “I am both honoured and excited to be part of the Women’s World Car of the Year jury and applaud the voting criteria that is genuinely inspired by what women want to know before they buy a car.

“These awards go a long way to bridging the gender gap for women in a traditionally male-dominated industry.”

Geraldine is also a mother to two small boys and says she has come to learn the “real” meaning of compromise by juggling a love of performance cars with the need for space, practicality and function. 

 CEO of Women’s World Car of the Year Limited, Sandy Myhre of New Zealand, says the inclusion of an Irish judge adds an important international dimension to the awards. 

The 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year awards were announced in April.  The Range Rover Evoque won both the luxury car segment and captured the overall supreme award.  The Porsche 911 won the Sports Car of the Year, the BMW 3 Series won the Family Car of the Year title and the Honda Civic won the Economy Car of the Year for 2012.

 The supreme award trophy and the category-winner certificates will this year be presented at the Mondial de l’Automobile – The Paris Motor Show – in late September.  

Sandy Myhre


6th June, 2012


Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring Editor and Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK), EuroNews and to RTÉ, Newstalk, TodayFM, BBC Radio and Vigin Media. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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