The Women In Motorsport Commission was created in 2009 in order to:

  • Demonstrate that women are recognised by the highest body responsible for motor sport.
  • Show that motorsport is open to women in all of its aspects, whether as competitors, officials, team managers, engineers, mechanics, etc.
  • Promote the place of women in motorsport through media, international events, partners and stakeholders.
  • Develop social and educational programmes, in order to encourage greater participation of women in motorsport.
  • Make young women (drivers, officials, professionals, customers) aware of road safety issues.

Official Presentation

Since its creation in 2009, the Women In Motorsport Commission has been presided by Michèle Mouton.

There are already a number of highly successful women working in our sport, but we also need to invest in the future and encourage the younger generation to view it as a world of equal opportunities

- Michèle Mouton

The FIA’s membership around the world comprises both men and women; each has an identical part to play in sport

- Jean Todt, FIA President

The 2019 Commission is composed of

, who are elected every year and meet four times a year, in Geneva or Paris.


By its very nature as a pursuit that in large part sets aside brute physicality in favour of thought and deed, motor sport is something of a great leveller in the world of sport, a discipline that ideally remains ignorant of race, colour, creed or indeed gender. In machinery of equal potency, equality should be a given. 

The truth, though, is that motor sport has been traditionally seen as something of a “boy’s club”, an arena in which women have often been marginalised and on occasion actively discouraged from participation. 

In 2009, the FIA set out to change that paradigm by launching its Women in Motorsport Commission, a body tasked with creating “a sports culture that facilities and values the participation of women in all aspects of motor sport”. 

In the past decade, the Commission has been involved in a wide variety of projects in every area of motor sport activity, developing programmes to advance female participation on and off the track, through initiatives to raise awareness of the huge diversity of industry roles available to women in racing, rallying, teams, events and race support, media, medical support and partnerships.


Susie Wolf
Leading Managers Representative
Former DTM and Williams F1 development driver
Founder of Dare To Be Different
Team Principal Venturi Formula E Team
Jutta Kleinschmidt
Rally drivers and co-drivers Representative
Dakar Rally Winner
President of the FIA Cross Country Rally Commission
Leena Gade
Engineers & Mechanics Representative
Race Engineer – First Female Race Engineer to Win 24 Hours of Le Mans
Michèle Mouton
Honorary Ambassador
Rally Vice World Champion
WIMC President
Member of the IOC Women In Sport Commission
Silvia Bellot
Volunteers & Officials Representative
FIA Steward
Tatiana Calderon
Test Driver for Alfa Romeo Racing Sauber F1 Team
F2 Driver BWT - Arden Motorsport
Ambassador FIA Women In Motorsport and Dare to Be Different