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Charlie Martin

Charlie Martin

Racing driver, transgender, diversity role model & Stonewall Sports Champion. Also adventure sports – surfing, snowboarding & trail running

First and foremost, Charlie is a racing driver. She is extremely focused & ambitious, often achieving the impossible purely through her own drive & determination. Starting in a Peugeot 205, she has progressed up through the ranks of Formula Renault and into a Norma M20FC prototype which she raced at Le Mans in 2017 (Bugatti circuit), finishing 3rd in her first ever endurance race!

However, she is so much more than just a driver – runner, surfer, snowboarder, Ninja Warrior UK semi finalist, vlogger & diversity role model. Her lifestyle is geared towards fitness with a high level of mental & physical preparation, this forms a key part of her USP and is communicated throughout her marketing. In a nutshell, she loves to push herself to the limits of her ability.

Her story is completely unique, having transitioned mid way through her career and come out officially on March 2018 for Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV). She is a Sports Champion for LGBT charity Stonewall, and inspiring figure in motorsport. She achieved international press coverage for her Pride initiative at Silverstone in June 2018, where she invited all the teams racing in the British GT Championship & support races to run Pride stickers on their cars. In recognition she received the 2018 Motorsport Award for the Best Marketing Campaign.

She has a huge following within the LGBT community as a YouTube vlogger (1.7M views), where she has helped 1,000’s of people by recording her own transition for the World to see.

In 2016 she was invited to 10 Downing Street to meet David Cameron for the International Day Against Homophobia, and regularly participates in media events, TV interviews & national campaigns such as the TDOV initiative by Stonewall. In 2018 she featured on Sky Sports, BBC Sport, BBC News, BBC3, Ch4, ITV Sport, CNN, ESPN, MSN, Jalopnik, Huff Post, Autosport, Motorsport Magazine & many more.

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“Charlies session was amazing. She is very easy to listen to and her strength and resilience is inspiring. The other thing I took away was to never underestimate the power of a small gesture. We often shy away when someone is going through something we don’t fully understand. But in reality it could just be a ‘hello’, ‘how are you’, ‘good to see you’ that has the biggest impact on them feeling included, safe and accepted.” – ASOS

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  • Price Range:

    £3,000 - £5,000

    Price based on UK delivery

  • Categories:

    Diversity & Inclusion, Inspiration, Motivation, Sport, Workshop

  • Topics:

    Adversity, Change, Cultural Change, Goal Setting, Inspirational, LGBT, Overcoming Adversity, Performance, Q&A, Risk Taking, Self-Belief, Video Storytelling, Women in Business

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