The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) was founded in 1904. It is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations. It brings together 227 national motoring and sporting organisations from 138 countries on five continents.

On the 11th December 2009, the World Motor Sport Council, presided over by the President of the FIA Jean Todt, approved the project to create a “Women in Motorsport Commission” (WIMC). Since its creation, the WIMC has received much support from motor sport’s National Sporting Authorities (ASNs) and and accross the motor sport industry.

"The FIA’s membership around the world comprises both men and women; each has an identical part to play in sport." Jean Todt, FIA President

"There are already a number of highly successful women working in our sport, but we also need to invest in the future and encourage the younger generation to view it as a world of equal opportunities." Michèle Mouton, WIMC President