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Chasing Dreams and Shattering Glass Ceilings: Jessica Hawkins and the Journey of Women in Racing and Finance

Chasing Dreams and Shattering Glass Ceilings: Jessica Hawkins and the Journey of Women in Racing and Finance

In a dynamic exchange spanning Formula One® racing and finance, Jessica Hawkins, Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team’s driver ambassador and team head of racing for F1® Academy, and Kate Leaman, AvaTrade’s Chief Market Analyst, share insights into thriving in male-dominated fields. Their dialogue, part of an interview, highlights parallel challenges and victories in racing and finance, inspiring all to pursue dreams despite gender biases.

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A partnership driven for performance

AvaTrade and Aston Martin Aramco’s Formula One®’s partnership symbolises innovation, speed, and precision, transcending trading floors and racetracks. Hawkins and Leaman discuss motivations, aspirations, and offer advice, emphasising persistence and refusal to let gender define capabilities.

Diversity and inclusion on the racetrack and the trading floor

Both women advocate for diversity and inclusion, celebrating progress while acknowledging ongoing challenges. Hawkins champions women in motorsport, while Leaman empowers women in trading, stressing self-belief and recognition of abilities.

Inspired by pioneers and racing legends, Hawkins reflects on shaping her journey, while Leaman shares her attraction to trading’s intensity. Both stress passion, dedication, and continuous learning.

Looking ahead, Hawkins aims to inspire the next generation of female racers, while Leaman seeks to demystify trading for women. Their stories exemplify the power of perseverance in overcoming gender biases, serving as compelling narratives of success and motivation.