On International Women’s Day, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) celebrates the achievements of women in motorcycling and highlights the importance of gender equality.

The theme of the 2021 International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge highlights that we can all choose to challenge, call out inequality and contribute to a more inclusive world.The FIM, together with its Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM), are encouraging the national federations to welcome more women within their respective organisations and to empower more women to reach leadership positions. Currently, only 3 out of the 115 national federations have a woman as President, despite the fact that many women are involved in different roles within the motorcycling world. On this special day, the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission will showcase on its Facebook page several women with responsibilities from all over the world who are working for their national federations. This campaign will continue with a new portrait to be published every Wednesday until the end of the year.

FIM President Jorge Viegas: “At the FIM headquarters, we have 50% women and 50% men working but we need more gender diversity in every segments of the motorcycling world, including within the national federations. Reaching more diversity at national level will enable the FIM to involve more women from different countries at international level. I encourage the whole motorcycling world to join this action and support gender equality as it is very important for all of us.”

FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM) Director Nita Korhonen: “It is clear that diversity is needed in every organisation and in order to succeed, gender equality should be natural. This year, the CFM will organise an online conference entitled “Paving the Way to Leadership” and provide specific training possibilities for women within our national federations with a view to enabling FMNs to have more talented future leaders.”

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