International Women's Day: Hearing from incredible talent in Formula E

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International Women's Day: Hearing from incredible talent in Formula E

This International Women's Day, we're highlighting some of the diverse roles held by women across Formula E.

FIA Girls on Track

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has proudly championed women since its inception, from drivers, team principals and senior figures to those in the media, communications and technology. 

Here’s what some of our current team had to say about working in motorsport on International Women’s Day. 

Emily Hogg, Global PR and Communications Manager at Jaguar TCS Racing

“An opportunity arose for me to work in Jaguar TCS Racing Team, from the Jaguar I-PACE E-TROPHY and I jumped at it. Once you start and get into this world, it’s very hard to leave. I think just work really hard and try to get as much work experience as you can and get networking with the right people.”

Hayley Mann, Vice President of People at Formula E

“Days like International Women’s Day give us the opportunity to reflect and celebrate how far we’ve come, but importantly look forward to the possibilities ahead when we truly break down barriers. At Formula E, I believe inclusion isn’t ‘nice’ to have, it’s critical to our success.”

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Libby Forbes, Senior Partnership Manager at Formula E

“Delivering the FIA Girls on Track programme, I’ve had a glimpse into the future—witnessing the potential of aspiring girls from across the world who dream to be the next Formula E World Champion, Team Principal, or Engineer.

“As a woman in a male-dominated industry, I’m dedicated to driving this change, but we can’t do it alone.

“We all need to be accountable in our roles within the sport to remove barriers and champion diversity. I’m proud to work at Formula E, alongside like-minded individuals working hard to inspire inclusion.”

Georgia Henneberry, ‘Recharge’ Formula E Host on Roku Channels

“If you’re going to put yourself on any sort of media platform, there’s always going to be room for people to make comments and some not so nice comments. Hurtful things. I think at the end of the day, you just have to realise that you’re doing what you love to do and they’re probably looking at that and wanting a piece of that as well. So I think it’s just putting all of that behind you, and realising that social media isn’t as real as it seems.”

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Julia Palle, Vice President of Sustainability at Formula E

Julia Palle

“From Season 10, the FIA Girls On Track programme will be integrated into every E-Prix event, marking a transformative journey towards inclusivity and excellence in racing. Our commitment to diversity is further enhanced by initiatives like the NXT Gen Cup, where both young male and female drivers compete side by side.”

Yiqi Wang, Social Media and Marketing Executive at NIO 333

“It’s really great to work in a World Championship, especially in a Chinese team. Motorsport is still a very male dominated industry. I don’t think there are any jobs that a boy can do, that the girls cannot. My advice would be that if you really want to join this industry just dive into learning everything you can. Don’t be scared to pursue things that you want. Believe in yourself, you are stronger than you think.” 

Claudia Denni, Sporting Director at Formula E

“I recall my first and past motorsport experiences, where the attendance of female professionals was only restricted to a very small number in the paddock.

“Female inclusion is getting stronger and more solid within the sport. Today, many professional women are part and witness of this evolution covering operational, strategic, engineering, and commercial roles that are key to Championship delivery, and this is surely a great feeling who makes me and us proud of what we have achieved so far.”

Emily Allen, Executive Assistant and Team Coordination at Mahindra Racing

“Don’t give up. Also, if you get an opportunity that you don’t expect, just take it.”

Liv Perry, Social Media Manager at Andretti 

“Don’t give up, keen on pushing. When I was first applying for jobs, back when I started, I literally emailed a million people. I was pestering people, ringing them!”


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Aarti Dabas, Chief Media Officer at Formula E

“Having women included as part of decision-making groups and involving them in discussions leads to better business outcomes. It improves organisation culture. When you hire women and create psychological safety to allow them to speak up, involve them in decisions, you see how their contributions positively impact team culture and growth.”

Ella Seager, Senior Communications and Planning Officer at Jaguar TCS Racing

“I never saw myself necessarily working in motorsport, but it’s all about putting your hand up for opportunities that come your way. Being passionate about it.”