The latest Motorsport Australia online FIA Girls On Track program, presented by D2N Technology Solutions, has seen an insightful chat between Australian motorsport journalist Emma Notarfrancesco and international media personality, Rosanna Tennant.
Throughout the half an hour one-on-one interview on Motorsport Australia’s Instagram channel, Notarfrancesco and Tennant discussed a range of topics, including their careers in motorsport and shared stories, as well as fielding questions from the
The duo also touched on the successful Girls on Track program and the impact that it had on the thousands of participants throughout the world
Currently based in London, Tennant, who serves as presenter for the FIA’s Formula 1 and 2 World Championships, is a big advocate for the program and believes it helps young women think outside the box when it comes to their careers.
“The reason I like the program is it’s not just for women and girls who want to be racing drivers, it gives them a taster of all the roles in not just motorsport, but the sporting industry as a whole,” Tennant said.
“It enables them to have a go at things and I think a lot of us are guilty of not trying to get out of our comfort zone on many occasions.
“The days that I have experienced with Girls on Track have been fabulous because there it is fitness, media workshops and stem workshops.
“I think the program is great in unlocking all those opportunities rather than just closing down ideas and careers that you think are “just for boys”.
“It’s bringing people into a network with a lot of information, fun and gaining with confidence and it’s a wonderful community to be a part of.
“Yes it’s focused more on women getting into motorsport, but I think it’s important especially because of the times we’re living in now. We’re trying to give equal opportunities to everybody so everyone who wants to work
hard can have the opportunity to succeed.”
Notarfrancesco and Tennant join an impressive list of individuals to have featured in the online chats, including Erebus Motorsport Managing Director Shannon Kiely, Carsales Consumer Editor Nadine Armstrong, 2016 RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally
Champion Molly Taylor and Triple Eight Racing’s Jessica Dane.
Watch the full online chat between Notarfrancesco and Tennant below.