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Girls on Track - Inspire

Girls aged 8 – 15 years old have a unique opportunity to get an insight into the motorsport world. These events are free and targeted at schools.

The goal of these events is to inspire and encourage an interest in STEM subjects and industries amongst schoolgirls, with the aim of increasing female participation in these sectors. Motorsport activities and workshops are used as a tool to expose the girls to the various career pathways in the sport. 

To find out more about how your school can be involved, please email [email protected]


Girls on Track - Pathways

Events to inspire girls and women aged 15 – 22 years old to pursue career pathways in the motorsport industry.

These events are for those who are passionate about the sport, want to learn more about the various roles in the industry and how they can get their foot in the door.

These events are an opportunity to hear from women who are currently involved in the sport and connect with them and others in the industry.

 

FIA Girls on Track Calendar

DateStateLocationEvent
Monday 10 OctoberNSWBathurst Inspire
Wednesday 9 NovemberQLDAustralian Catholic UniversityPathways
Friday 18 NovemberWADriver Risk ManagementInspire & Pathways
Thursday 1 DecemberSAVALO Adelaide 500 - SupercarsInspire & Pathways
Friday 9 DecemberNTHidden Valley RacetrackInspire


FIA Girls on Track Community


FIA Girls on Track is a global, not-for-profit initiative - initially launched by former Formula 1 development driver Susie Wolff as 'Dare To Be Different'. In Australia the program is backed by Motorsport Australia. We offer school girls aged 8-18 a unique opportunity to participate in our free Girls on Track events.

The goal of the program is to grow interest in STEM subjects and industries amongst school girls with the aim of increasing female participation in these sectors, using motorsport as a tool to expose them to the incredible opportunities and career paths.



 

“The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and were very impressed by the opportunities available in the motor sport Industry... the energy and smiles on the girls faces coming home yesterday were pure joy.” - Susanne, St John Fisher College


Our Mission
 
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Inspire the next generation of young girls to consider a career in STEM Industries, including motorsport.

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Connect young girls and women who work in motorsport

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Showcase role models and those who have dared to be different.

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Support and develop talent, unleash potential, inspire and connect.


“It makes me want to be like them, they are awesome, because they all have persevered and become who they wanted to be.” – Natasha


Ambassadors of FIA Girls on Track Australia

Emily Duggan: Race Driver
Emma Notarfrancesco: Television Presenter & Journalist
Jessica Dane: Commercial Operations Officer and Team Co-Owner - Triple Eight Race Engineering
Jessica Nicholson: Senior Motorsport Official
Kate Peck: TV Presenter
Krystina Emmanouilides - CFD Development Engineer at Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN
Molly Taylor: 2016 Motorsport Australia Rally Champion
Nadine Armstrong: Motoring Journalist
Romy Mayer: Performance & Data Engineer at Triple Eight
Shannen Kiely: Managing Director at Erebus Motorsport
 
FIA-WIM
 

FIA Women in Motorsport - Your Career in Motorsport

In the past decade, the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission has been involved in a wide variety of projects in every area of motorsport activity, developing programmes to advance female participation on and off the track, through initiatives to raise awareness of the huge diversity of industry roles available to women in racing, rally, teams, events and race support, media, medical support and partnerships.

Click here to download the booklet.

 


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Engineer your Career

Engineering is the art of applying science, technology and maths to create solutions for human needs to improve the way we live. As an engineer, every day is a challenge to innovate and solve problems. It influences all aspects of our lives. Without engineering we wouldn’t be able to carry out daily tasks (transport, construction, generate and use electricity). Engineering disciplines are very diverse. Areas in which you can specialise include Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical and Civil.

Click here to download the booklet.

 


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Your Career as a Motorsport Official

Every motorsport event requires a variable number of volunteers and officials, without them the sport could not function. Officials ensure that events are conducted fairly in accordance with the regulations. Volunteers and officials also make possible that the Events are run in a safe manner. Not just for competitors but for other officials and spectators. Areas in which you can specialise are technical, sporting, media and emergency.

Click here to download the booklet.

 


 

“I was inspired by the female engineers and all that they have been through to get where they want to be in life.” - Ma’u

 
About
 

Motorsport Australia joined forces with Susie Wolff and the Dare To Be Different team to launch the program in Australia in 2018. 

The initiative was designed to help young girls from around Australia understand the opportunities that await them in the motorsport industry, whether it is as a driver, engineer, mechanic or one of the many other roles in a growing industry. 

Former Formula 1 development driver Susie Wolff formed Dare To Be Different in 2016 alongside Rob Jones, then CEO of Motorsport UK. From 2020, the Australian program was rebranded to FIA Girls on Track.

The not-for-profit organisation aims to inspire and celebrate women in every aspect of motorsport. 

FIA Girls on Track also hopes to change the preconceptions of a male-dominated sport by increasing participation of women to spark change.

 


“[D2BD] has helped to open a whole new world that the girls did not know existed. We may never know just how beneficial the day has been for their futures. Certainly it has only fuelled their passion for science and engineering type pursuits.” - Rob, Upper Coomera State College

 
Contact
 

For more information, email [email protected] or phone the Motorsport Australia hotline on 1300 883 959.

For the global FIA Girls on Track website, click here.


“The event really opened me up to female engineers and mechanics and what their role is to the world.” – Charlotte


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