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Charlie Martin

Charlie Martin is a professional racing driver and LGBTQ+ activist. In 2022, she finished 2nd in the North American Lamborghini Cup. She made history as the first ever transgender driver to compete in the legendary Nürburgring 24hr race (2020 / BMW M240i) and is a BMW Friend of the Brand.

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August 5, 2022. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Road America, 54 Charlie Martin, Dream Racing Motorsport, Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo2

About Charlie Martin

Starting out with £1,500 from a summer job post-university and a can do attitude, Charlie Martin has overcome huge adversity to succeed in motorsport as her true self. She is a Stonewall Sports Champion and works as a public speaker outside of racing, helping organisations improve their commitment to inclusion by creating greater awareness and acceptance for the trans community.

Charlie featured in the Vogue 25, British Vogue Magazine’s celebration of inspiring women shaping the world in 2021 and beyond. She was also included in the Pride Power list,OUT Magazine 100 & Attitude 101.She is a keen trail runner, surfer and snowboarder, and adventure sports lover. She’s also a Ninja Warrior UK semi finalist, beating the wall first time !

Clients include Google, Microsoft, Adidas, AON, O2, GSK, ASOS,3M, Meta & BMW.

Speech Topics
  • LGBTQ+ inclusion
  • Trans rights and lived experience
  • Motorsports
  • DEI
  • Overcoming Adversity
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"As executive sponsor of Trimble's LGBTQ+ ERN, I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you. Your talk was so inspirational and powerful. The sharing of stories like yours lifts our community in ways I can't describe."

CMS

"Charlie was incredibly open and honest about her journey. She brought to life the importance of being able to be your full self at work and the performance gains achieved as a result. The feedback we had from our audience across the LGBT+community and allies was incredibly positive, and she’s certainly left a lasting impression on our organisation."

O2

"A HUGE thanks to Charlie Martin for speaking to our Axon employees this week. Her story and words of wisdom reminded us all of the importance of allyship and inclusion so that we may share our authentic selves, receive acceptance in return, and unlock potential we never knew existed."

AXON

"Charlie is a true inspiration. She shared a very human and personal story that was both inspiration and thought provoking. It challenged us on so many levels and helped develop our team’s thinking about how they make everyone in our organisation feel included, welcome and awesome."

Heycar

"I wanted to say thank you for the excellent talk. The feedback received has been extremely positive and has shone a positive light on trans awareness."

3M

"Charlie was great, her story was really insightful, inspiring, very engaging and she delivered it with poise and emotion.Amazingly insightful and extremely powerful presentation. Huge respect to Charlie said the attendees - Great way to celebrate International Women's Day."

Dennis Publishing

"I thought the session was fantastic and very inspirational, a great story of being your authentic self and not only overcoming challenges but flourishing"

GSK

"Charlie's bravery was an inspiration, her transparency & openness to questions and our respectful curiosity made the session truly valuable for the entire team."

Google

"Rarely do you get to hear such an inspirational and motivational speaker. Charlie’s presentation was empowering and thought provoking and generated so much positive debate across the community and our allies."

Kingfisher Plc, LGBTQ Affinity Network

"Charlie brought an amazingly authentic and engaging approach to telling her story and this has proven inspiring to many in attendance, with the programme being rated as “highly recommended” by 93% of attendees. We would wholeheartedly recommend working with Charlie and hope to do so again in the future."

BMW Group, UK Pride

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