Formula E expands Girls on Track initiative for 2024

The programme will be rolled out at every race weekend next season.

Formula E has expanded its Girls on Track initiative to cover all race weekends in 2024.

Confirmed:

  • The programme featured at just five race weekends last season
  • A Girls on Track participant will feature on the podium for every race
  • Minimum of 100 girls to be involved in workshops at the track

Context:

The programme for girls aged 12 to 18 is now in its sixth year, and it has positively impacted more than 2,500 girls at 15 race weekends. Next year, more than 1,650 girls will take part at Formula E races in Mexico City, Diriyah, Hyderabad, São Paulo, Tokyo, Misano, Monaco, Berlin, Shanghai, Portland, and London.

Comment:

Julia Pallé, vice president for sustainability at Formula E, said: “We are thrilled to take FIA Girls on Track to the next level and set the standard for how sporting organisations can truly educate, upskill and integrate the next generation of female leaders into their workforce. Taking bold, innovative steps is in our DNA and our commitment for furthering gender equality is no different.

“Looking around the paddock we see more and more women who have benefitted from the programme and progressed into the industry which underlines both the effectiveness of the programme as well as the importance of why we must continue to maximise its potential. We like all other sports must go further, faster, in championing gender equality around the world.”

Coming next:

The 2024 Formula E season gets underway in Mexico City on 13th January.

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