Race Car driving is without question a male dominated field but Erica Thiering pushed through the barrier. In July, MFRS Girls Club got the opportunity to meet with Erica at Nascar.
Last week I had the pleasure of talking to the MFRS Girls Club. I got to share my story of what it was like to be a girl racecar driver.
It was such a inspiration to talk to these beautiful young girls and see there faces light up tonight watching the races.
I'm so fortunate to be able to use my racing experience to inspire young girls. Can't wait to do it again!
Comment: Tsion Demeke Abate MFRS Program Coordinator
Erica - It was a pleasure to have you join us last week at one of our sessions, and also watch you race on Friday! You are indeed one amazing woman … a young woman breaking down stereotypes, and thriving in a male dominated field.
Meeting you and talking to you as well as watch you race have been so inspiring for the girls … they were excited to learn about how you got in to racing, what it’s like being one of the only female drivers in your circuit, and how hard you have to work at it.
We talked about how fit you have to be mentally and physically, and how resilient, smart and beautiful (inside and outside) you are. AND we had so much fun at the EIR. We are all so proud of you! Multicultural Family Resource Society MFRS; Canadian Women's Foundation
MFRS Girls Program provides a space for immigrant and refugee girls to explore and express their identity through creative forms of expression to build confidence and reveal their hopes and dreams as they grow up.