Charlie Martin

Charlie Martin

Charlie Martin is a British racing driver who made history by becoming the first openly transgender driver to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

With a background in European Hillclimb – a race where lone drivers start at the base of a mountain and finish near the summit – Charlie is focused and ambitious, and credits her professional and personal drive and determination to become one of the fastest women in European racing.

As a transgender racing drier, Charlie has succeeded at many firsts throughout her career, and uses her personal experience to improve equality and inclusivity. Regarded as one of the best diversity speakers in the country, Charlie grips audiences with her story everywhere she goes.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book international racing driver and LGBTQ+ activist speaker Charlie Martin for your next event.

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“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.”
Sean Holmes, Chairperson, BMW Group UK PRIDE

“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

“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.”
Crispin Burridge, LGBTQ Affinity Network Chair, Kingfisher Plc

“Charlie’s bravery was an inspiration, her transparency & openness to questions and our respectful curiosity made the session truly valuable for the entire team.”
Gary Moreline, UK Channel Sales, Google

“I thought the session was fantastic and very inspirational, a great story of being your authentic self and not only overcoming challenges but flourishing.”
Brian McNamara, CEO Consumer Healthcare, GSK

“If there is anyone to inspire you to follow your dreams with passion & determination, it’s Charlie.”
Katherine Conway, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, AON

“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.”
Jo Bertram, O2 Executive Sponsor for Diversity & Inclusion, Telefónica UK

“Charlie is a true inspiration. She shared a very human and personal story that was both inspiration and though 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.”
Mat Moakes, CEO, Heycar UK

“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.”
Daniel Morgan, Europe Business Product Steward / Automotive Aftermarket Division, 3M PLC

“We’ve received some amazing and highly positive feedback, Engagement across the business was 96% for #ASOSFOL, which we wouldn’t have been able to achieve without you being part of it.”
ASOS, Festival of Learning

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