Helping to increase female participation in all genres of motorsport
After successfully creating and running a motorsport development program for women for four years, Rachelle Stirling, the Founder of Race Chix® realised the importance of community and the sisterhood plays in increasing female participation in motorsport. Being able to connect with fellow Race Chix® across different motorsport genres also became apparent during this period as numerous program participants were curious and asking questions about trying different motorsport disciplines.
A motorsport competitor herself, Rachelle competes in circuit and hillclimb events in her beloved ‘hers not his’ GC8, which is affectionately known as Giggles. Rachelle is also a Motorsport Australia official and in September 2019 she officiated at the Monza F1 in Italy (whilst on her honeymoon!).
Rachelle is on the Board of Australian Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) that powers Sydney Motorsport Park, is on the NSW WRX Club Commitee, is a past Board Member of Karting (NSW), and a past member of the Women of Australian Motorsport (WAMS) Committee.
Our mission at Race Chix® is to help increase female participation in motorsport, across all motorsport genres and we take a holistic approach to achieve this. Our initiatives include Race Chix® Apparel, Race Chix® Community, Race Chix® Events, Race Chix® Motorsport and Race Chix® Race School.
Individually we are part of the collective that is women in motorsport, no matter our motorsport genre or our level of involvement. By connecting, supporting and collaborating as a collective we can challenge stereotypes and broaden perceptions that motorsport is a male dominant sport.
Race Chix® mission is to help increase female participation in motorsport, across all motorsport genres.
Our vision at Race Chix® is to have all Race Chix® involved in all genres of motorsport in Australia connected and to see female participation numbers increase to fifty percent across the board.
The values of Race Chix® are at the core of how we do business. We’re apolitical and collaborative – we need to be able to work with all stakeholders to achieve our mission and vision. We’re passionate, knowledgeable and respectful. We also welcome all levels of involvement across all motorsport genres in our networking community.