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Career Development and Mentoring Program 

Register now for the unique event held at the 2023 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Open to: Women aged 15-22

Date: Thursday 30 March 2023

Registrations close: Sunday 19 February 2023


 
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.


2023 FIA Girls on Track Calendar

 

DateStateLocationEvent
Friday 24 FebruaryTASSymmons Plains - Shannons SpeedSeriesInspire
Friday 24 FebruaryTASSymmons Plains - Shannons SpeedSeriesPathways
Thursday 16 MarchACTCanberraPathways
Friday 17 MarchACTCanberraInspire
Saturday 18 MarchVICMonash UniversityInspire
Thursday 30 MarchVICFormula 1 Rolex Australian Grand PrixCareer Development & Mentoring
Sunday 2 AprilVICFormula 1 Rolex Australian Grand PrixFan Forum Stage Panel
Friday 23 JuneNSWSydney Motorsport Park - Shannons SpeedSeriesInspire
Friday 23 JuneNSWSydney Motorsport Park - Shannons SpeedSeriesPathways
Saturday 24 JuneNSWSydney Motorsport Park - Shannons SpeedSeriesPathways
Saturday 29 JulyVICMonash UniversityInspire
Thursday 10 AugustQLDTriple Eight Race EngineeringInspire
Friday 11 AugustQLDQueensland Raceway - Shannons SpeedSeriesInspire
Friday 11 AugustQLDQueensland Raceway - Shannons SpeedSeriesPathways
Friday 15 SeptemberVICSandown 500 - SupercarsInspire
Friday 15 SeptemberVICSandown 500 - SupercarsPathways
Thursday 23 NovemberSAAdelaide 500 - SupercarsInspire
Thursday 23 NovemberSAAdelaide 500 - SupercarsPathways

 

If you don't see an event in your city, keep your eyes peeled for further announcements.


FIA Girls on Track Community

Former Formula 1 development driver Susie Wolff launched the ‘Dare to be Different’ program in 2018. Motorsport Australia joined forces with Susie Wolff to introduce the program to Australia. 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. 

From 2020, the program was rebranded to FIA Girls on Track, a global not-for-profit initiative to inspire and celebrate women in every aspect of motorsport. We offer girls aged 8-22 a unique opportunity to participate in our free FIA Girls on Track events.

The program is supported by a team of Ambassadors and Champions who are pursuing various roles in the industry. From team owners, to engineers, to physiotherapists and officials, these women have a depth of knowledge about the sport and their areas of expertise. These women showcase that everyone has a rightful place in the sport and act as role models to support the younger generation into the industry.



     

    “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


    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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