Women In Motorsports North America launched on Wednesday as a community of professionals supporting opportunities for women across all disciplines of motorsport.
By creating an inclusive, resourceful environment, the 501 (c)(3) charity looks to foster mentorship, advocacy, education, and growth to help ensure a successful and effective future for women in professional motorsports roles.
Speaking about the new organization, seven-time Indianapolis 500 starter Lyn St James commented saying:
“There has long been a need for a place where all the professional women working in motorsports can come together to collaborate and elevate their opportunities. “Beth and I had spoken about this subject on a number of occasions, and we decided to develop a platform and bring in some of the many talented professionals currently employed in the sport to join committees and build a charity to be a place VVvwomen could go for resources who want to work in motorsports.”
“We are proud to have such a strong, varied Working Group of professional women and men who have helped shape our purpose and strategy. Our strength is in our members and the breadth of their perspectives across many disciplines including engineers, drivers, team management, PR/marketing, track operations, sponsor relations, and event promotions. “As we strive to increase opportunities for women to work in motorsports, WIMNA will be a resource for people considering or advancing their careers. The organization will help us all work together to identify, train, and support new talent to continue to produce a pipeline of future experts in our sport.”