Last year the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission, in partnership with the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, united forces for the first ever joint event for Women in Motorsports that was hosted in Finland. The conference brought together almost 40 high level speakers and more than 100 representatives from 25 different countries across every continent.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of this historical conference, the 2020 Women in Motorsports Legacy Report was published. The report sums up the main findings of the conference and includes legacy messages from several speakers.
FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission Director Nita Korhonen:
“On the first anniversary of the historical Women in Motorsports Conference, it is a great pleasure to remind the extent of the impact that our first ever joint event made. I hope that as a legacy of the conference we all recognize the importance and the power of our co-operation. We can only rise by lifting each other.”
FIA Women´s Commission President Michèle Mouton:
“Over the last 11 years, FIA´s and FIM´s women´s commissions have had a great collaboration sharing knowledge, experience and best practices. The 2019 Women in Motorsports Conference was a landmark and it underlined how we can learn from each other creating a bigger community of inspirational women working in so many areas of our two different, yet related sports.”
FIM President Jorge Viegas:
“For the FIM it is very important to include both women and men in every aspect of our activities. Equity is the key for all of us and we definitely are on the right path in this regard. Last year´s conference was a big success and we will keep on doing our best to make the world of motorcycling as inclusive as possible.”
FIA President Jean Todt:
“FIA is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive culture across motor sport. The Women in Motorsports Conference successfully organised in Finland last year was a great networking platform for FIA and FIM to jointly promote gender equality, encourage gender-balanced participation, and empower women to reach leadership positions.”