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.
WAMS Welcomes F1 leader among esteemed list of speakers at AGP Luncheon
The Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) committee welcomes one of the most prominent women in Formula 1TM to Australia when Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn leads the guest speakers at the third annual WAMS Formula 1TM Rolex Australian Grand Prix Luncheon, being held tomorrow, March 13, in Melbourne.
Born in India, Kaltenborn was formally Sauber’s legal counsel before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2010, the first woman to do so in Formula 1 TM. Today, the mother of two is not only team principal but also part owner, an Ambassador for the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, and is looked upon as a successful example of what women can achieve in motor sport.
“We’re thrilled to have someone of Monisha’s experience and seniority in motor sport be able to speak at the luncheon tomorrow,” said Belinda Taylor, Chair of WAMS and Australia’s delegate to the FIA’s Women in Motorsport Commission
The full press release is available here
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