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Foundervine Announcement ✨

Izzy Obeng joins the Board of the Hamilton Commission

“There are still too many barriers to individuals from diverse backgrounds accessing STEM careers. I hope that my involvement on the Board in this project will support development of the necessary solutions to the inequalities we face across all sectors of work and in our society. We started Foundervine to increase access to opportunity for people for underrepresented communities in digital technology. I welcome the challenge ahead and hope my visibility on the board gives young black women hope they can do the same one day too” — Izzy Obeng

Lewis Hamilton — Courtesy of EuroSport

“Since I began my professional racing career in Formula One, 14 years ago, I was the first driver of colour and to this day, sadly that is still the case. However, what is more concerning is that there are still very few people of colour across the sport as a whole. In F1, our teams are much bigger than the athletes that front them, but representation is insufficient across every skill set — from the garage to the engineers in the factories and design departments.

Change isn’t coming quickly enough, and we need to know why. This is why I wanted to set up the Commission and I’m proud to be working with the Royal Academy of Engineering and our incredible Board of Commissioners to identify the barriers facing young Black people to take up STEM careers in motorsport. We are dedicated to this cause and together, we will make a change.”

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