Motoring journalist Ines Brežnjak has joined the international Women’s World Car of the Year team, the only car awards panel in the world comprised entirely of women who are experts in their field.
Her inclusion now means WWCOTY reaches 41 countries and Ines brings a wealth of experience to the mix.
Ines Brežnjak is a journalist at Net.hr, one of the biggest news portals in Croatia, which belongs to the RTL group. It is also the first in Croatia to form a special section within the automotive section, called Women’s Corner, where Ines Brežnjak introduces car tests exclusively from a women’s perspective in the form of both video and writing.
She believes that being a part of the automotive world as a female journalist is both a demanding and wonderful experience. She said: “Every new car that I test is a new challenge and this is actually why I love my job so much and why I enjoy doing it “.
Croatia is a country where cars with petrol engines are still the most sought after. Recent trends show that people are interested in electric cars. Their demand has grown since the state gave incentives to EV buyers and the number of electric vehicles in 2021 has doubled compared to 2020.
About Women’s World Car of the Year
Women’s World Car of the Year is the only car awards group in the world comprised exclusively of women motoring journalists. It was created by New Zealand motoring journalist, Sandy Myhre, in 2009. She is currently Honorary President while Marta García performs as Executive President.
The aim of this unique award is to recognise the best cars of the year and to give a voice to women in the automotive world. The voting criteria is based on the same principles that guide any driver when choosing a car. The selections are not ‘woman’s car’ because such categories do not exist. Aspects such as safety, quality, price, design, ease of driving, benefits and environmental footprint, among others, are taken into account when casting the votes.
However, beyond choosing the best cars of the year, our goal is also to give visibility to women in the automotive world, to contribute to making women voices heard on all continents because mobility for a woman means access to many personal and professional possibilities.