Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) was founded in 2010 to act as an interface with the newly created FIA Women & Motor Sport Commission (WMC).
Our mission is to increase female participation in all disciplines and positions within motor sport in Australia.
This includes (but is not limited to) disciplines such as circuit racing, drag racing, speedway, rally, off road, drifting, motorkhana/khana, autocross, hillclimbing, sprints and positions such as competitors, engineers, mechanics, pit crew, media personnel, administrators and officials.
New Partnership presents new opportunities.
The Women of Australian Motor Sport Committee (WAMS) has announced an alliance with the automotive industry to encourage and support women to take up auto and motor sports trades, to help address a critical skills shortage. The campaign also aims to showcase females already working in these industries, to highlight possible career paths.
The campaign and WAMS’ participation was announced to coincide with International Women’s Day, Saturday 8 March 2014. The theme this year isInspiring Change and the Women in Auto Trades campaign aligns with our organisation’s vision to increase female participation across all disciplines within motor sport.
The full article can be seen here
2014 Women in Motor Sport Officials Exchange Program recipient announced.
The Women of Australian Motor Sport Committee (WAMS) congratulates Elaine Goh on her selection as the 2014 Singapore representative of the Women in Motor Sport Officials Exchange Program between Australia and Singapore.
Elaine will travel to Australia and participate in various roles and activities including attending the 3rd Annual WAMS Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix Luncheon as well as officiating at the 2014 FORMULA 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix. The exchange program is very important to WAMS in the education and development of women in motor sport. By providing this opportunity WAMS hopes that more women will be encouraged to progress through to senior officiating roles and participate fully in the sport.
The media release from the Singapore Motor Sports Association can be found here
Applications for Australia’s representative to travel and official at the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix will open in June.