Rally driver Annie Seel participating in #FIAwomeninmotorsport conference in Lisbon

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I’m so stoked to be part of the international conference that FIA organises for women in motorsport this Friday-Saturday in Lisbon. 

I have been racing on both motor cycles and in cars for 30 years now. Always been one of the very few women out there.

Four yeas ago I started the Only Women’s Rally School, a fun and safe way for beginners to learn the beauty of motorsport. To date I  have trained more than 200 girls and women from the age of 14 to 65. Some of them are racing now!

This will be an important conference, I hope we can make the women just as natural part of motorsport as women in many other sports. 

Nearly 80 delegates from 43 different National Sporting Authorities around the world will participate, joining FIA Deputy President for Sport Graham Stoker, FIA Secretary General for Sport Jean-Louis Valentin, as well as Michèle Mouton, President of the Women in Motorsport Commission and Carlos Barbosa, President of the hosting club. The FIA is also pleased to welcome João Paulo Rebelo, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Sport, for a unique insight into work at government level.

At the end of the two-day Seminar, delegates will present the outcomes from all the workshops, which will form the basis of a visual ‘chart for the future’ to be implemented by the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission and its global stakeholders over the next four years.