What does it mean to be a woman in racing? It means powering up and setting an example for participants and spectators worldwide. Whether cars, bikes, or other racing machines, women are advancing the motorsports both professionally and recreationally. Maria Teresa de Filippis was the first female to start a Formula One race at the 1958 Belgian Grand Prix, and Danica Patrick broke barriers everywhere. Race on, ladies.


The International Women's Automotive Society

“We are an organization built of women from all aspects of the automotive industry driven by the passion of what moves us. We are an organization aimed to develop a community of women to encourage, educate, assist, and create a positive impact for the women of tomorrow.

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True Grit: 25 Women’s Racing Organizations for Cars, Bikes and More

“We’ve already written about some great women’s motorcycle clubs (twice, in fact), but now let’s shine a spotlight on some women’s car clubs and racing organizations. Ours is a world full of female gearheads and great female racers. These 25 groups below are proof of that.”

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Women in Automotive: Accelerating the role of women in the automotive industry

“Women in Automotive was founded by six industry female leaders in partnership with JKR Advertising out of Orlando. The group is particularly interested in empowering and developing women in the auto industry. The philosophy is that this benefits both the women and the dealerships and will help facilitate the training and hiring of more females in dealerships.

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Step Aside, Boys: 30 Motorcycle Clubs for Women

“When you think of motorcycle gangs, one image typically comes to mind: Burly dudes with beards and a whole lot of leather riding their hogs.

Let’s challenge that image. All over the United States, women-only biker groups gather at community events, give to charities, ride around their respective cities and generally show the world that motorcycles aren’t just boys’ toys.”

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Ladies Offroad Network

“Founded by Bower Media’s Charlene Bower, Ladies Offroad Network is dedicated to supporting ALL offroad ladies by guiding, educating, and motivating them to achieve their goals. Whether you are a driver, co-driver, racer, passenger, mother, business owner, worker, or hobbyist, you are welcome. We aim to meet the needs of every lady who loves offroad by providing a space to learn more about offroad sports, chat with other ladies from around the world, and share stories with a community that has the same passion.

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Women in the Wind, International

“Our Mission…

Unite women motorcyclists with friends of common interest

Promote a positive image to the public of women on motorcycles

Educate members on motorcycle safety and maintenance

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