Girls on Track - Inspire
Girls aged 8 – 15 years old have a unique opportunity to get an insight into the motorsport world.
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.
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
|Friday 27 May||NSW||Sydney Motorsport Park - Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships|
|Friday 24 June||TAS||Launceston - ARC Rally Tasmania|
|Monday 18 July||QLD ||Norwell|
|Tuesday 19 July||QLD ||Triple Eight Workshop |
|Friday 19 August||VIC ||Sandown - Supercars|
|Thursday 15 September||VIC ||Port Melbourne Go Kart Track|
|Monday 10 October||NSW||Bathurst |
|Friday 14 October||SA||Tailem Bend |
|Friday 18 November||WA||Driver Risk Management|
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
Inspire the next generation of young girls to consider a career in STEM Industries, including motorsport.
Connect young girls and women who work in motorsport
Showcase role models and those who have dared to be different.
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
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.
“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
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
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