Women in Engineering
The FIA has produced a brochure, ‘Engineer Your Career – A World of Opportunity in Motor Sport’, specifically aimed at encouraging more girls to take up engineering as a career. The brochure explains the possible careers open to students of engineering, including in mechanical, aerospace, civil and electrical engineering, with most featuring skills that can be applied to a motor sport environment.
The booklet then profiles a number of women who have been successful in forging careers at the highest levels of motor sport, including three-time Le Mans-winning race engineer and current Bentley engineer Leena Gade, Force India Senior Strategy Engineer Bernadette Collins, Venturi Formula E Team Project Engineer and Team Manager Delphine Biscaye and Mercedes F1 Team Wind Tunnel Technician Kathryn Richards. Each offers insights into their role and advice for girls considering a career in engineering.
The brochure, available in English and French, concludes by offering tips for future progress, specialist programmes devoted to advancing the involvement of young engineers in motor sport, sources of further advice and details of graduate schemes.