Driven by Diversity Podcast


Kelly Ashbridge

Season 2, Ep. 7

Servicing Shell’s motorsport sponsorships with the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team and Nissan e.dams in Formula E, Kelly Ashbridge is a Senior Press Officer at Edelman, one of the world’s biggest PR agencies. Introduced to the opportunities the world of motorsport could provide through the F1 in Schools educational programme as a teenager, from there Kelly's relentless drive and ambition has led her to pursue a varied career so far. Alongside other roles, she has been on the other side of the coin previously, in the press office at Williams F1 Team, but has also worked elsewhere in sport on the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race, even in UK Government. Where equity, diversity and inclusion is concerned, Kelly talks to us about the progressive initiatives and policies in the workplace that she believes could bring value to motorsport and the wider working world.

To connect with Kelly, follow her at @kelly_ashbridge on Instagram or find her on LinkedIn. Keep up to date with us on Instagram @wearedrivenbydiversity.

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Pressing Pause (for now)

Season 2, Ep. 11
What a brilliant first two seasons it’s been for the Driven by Diversity Podcast. We’ve listened, learnt and also laughed - in the company of some incredible, inspiring talents from the motorsport world. From deeply personal stories to powerful advice, thought-provoking insight, uplifting anecdotes and everything in between, we set out to spotlight diverse figures in the sport we love, in the hope that you, our listeners, could feel empowered knowing there’s a place for you, no matter your background.But yup, you read the show title right. We’re putting our mics back in their boxes for now, because we have big news. If you’ve been following our personal journeys over the last few months, you’ll know that our very own Ariana Bravo has been making moves - hosting and speaking for the likes of F1, FIA Girls on Track UK and ASI Connect. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Each F1 race weekend on your digital airwaves you’ll now be able to catch Ariana as the OFFICIAL host of the Autosport Podcast! We could not be more proud.As Ariana heads off for a busy 2021 season of F1 race coverage, we’ve recorded a special ep to round things off. We take a look back at the very beginning, discuss key takeaways and share hopes and aspirations for the future. We might chat some rubbish too, but we’ll let that one slide!Whilst positive change is on the horizon, the work though is far from over - be assured, Driven by Diversity as an initiative will very much continue! Remember to keep in touch via the links below and drop a message if you want to be involved in any of the work DBD is doing in the background. For now, hit that play button and listen in for a stripped back version of our final Driven by Diversity Podcast created by or featuring diverse individuals in the motorsport space, as mentioned in this episode:On The Chicane:www.onthechicane.com Voices: x FIA Girls on Track UK "Meet the Women of Formula 1" Sessions Girls on Track UK Community Facebook page