FIA and FIM announce joint conference to promote women in motorsports

Event to focus on developing gender diversity across the industry.
  • Women in Motorsports Conference will be free to view on Facebook
  • Royal Automobile Club to host event on 12th December

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) and the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) have announced a joint conference aimed at promoting gender equality across all aspects of motorsport.

The Women in Motorsports Conference will take place at the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in London on 12th December, from 10:30am until 16:30pm local time.

Key individuals will deliver a series of talks and presentations on developing gender diversity across various areas, such as volunteering, engineering, team management, medical and safety personnel, and athlete welfare.

The conference will be available to view for free on the FIA and FIM Facebook pages.

“I am extremely pleased with this conference which will highlight the role and opportunities for women in motorsports, both on and off the track,” said Deborah Mayer, president of the FIA's Women in Motorsport Commission.

“By working closely with the FIM, and other international sporting federations in the future, we aim to raise awareness and inspire vocation on a wider scale. We are highly thankful and grateful to our invaluable partners, and to the speakers who will honour us with their contribution.”

Nita Korhonen, director of the FIM's Women in Motorcycling Commission, added: “This conference is a great symbol of the two governing bodies of motorsport joining forces and doing their utmost to achieve a more gender-diverse and equal world. Together, we want to make sure that anyone who wants to join the motorcycling and motorsport family is welcome to do so.

“This conference will show that there are multiple ways to be involved in the wonderful world of two and four wheels. I want to thank the [RAC], our partners, speakers, and, of course, the FIA for their great cooperation.”