Girls on Track UK
The Girls on Track programme is a joint initiative between the FIA and Motorsport UK. Uniting Susie Wolff’s ‘Dare to be Different’ initiative (founded in 2016) with the FIA’s ‘Girls on Track’ programme (founded in 2019), Motorsport UK have joined forces with the FIA in this new project, ‘Girls on Track UK’.
Events to inspire girls and women into seeing and believing that there is a rightful and valuable place for them in the motorsports industry is top of our agenda. The varied range of opportunities within our sport means that there is something for everyone, regardless of your interests, gender and race. Girls on Track UK is proud to be an inclusive environment and welcomes all trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender fluid people who would like to be part of our community.
We have a great team of Ambassadors who are inspirational women within motorsport. From team principles to mechanics, presenters to engineers, our Ambassadors cover the breadth of the sport. Attending school and networking events, in addition to speaking at virtual events are just a few ways that our ambassadors are actively involved in this initiative. They provide an important insight into the sport and their support and knowledge is invaluable.
We offer girls aged 8-18 a unique opportunity to participate in our free Girls on Track events. The goal of the program is to inspire and encourage an interest in STEM subjects and industries amongst school girls, with the aim of increasing female participation in these sectors, using motorsport as a medium to expose them to the incredible opportunities and career paths within the sport.
To find out more about how your school can get involved, email Girlsontrack@motorsportuk.org.
In addition to running events to inspire the younger generation of females, we also have a free to join online community for women of all ages. The ability to meet other members, both online and at networking events, allows our members to connect with other women who have a passion for motorsport. We encourage members to ask advice from one another and showcase their successes to inspire others. Whether this be a podium in a race, a good result in an engineering exam or for getting a job working within motorsport, our community shares and celebrates it all.
Furthermore, being part of our community gives members the opportunity to access a series of monthly virtual events with some fantastic women in motorsport. Be the first to hear about news and ways to get involved by signing up to the Girls on Track UK Community below.
Girls On Track UK Webinar Series
Formula One’s Global Marketing and Communications Director, Ellie Norman, was our first guest in the new Girls on Track UK webinar series.
Ellie is responsible for delivering long-term sustainable growth of the worldwide Formula 1 fanbase of over 500 million and leading the communications across corporate, public affairs, consumers and motorsport. She sat down with Rosanna Tennant to answer questions from our community members.
BTCC Team Owner, Justina Williams, was the second guest in the inspiring series. The EXCELR8 Motorsport boss spoke about how her engineering qualification and time competing in Judo have helped her career.
Click below to watch the webinars.