Paula is Director of the Women in Motorcycling Commission of the Spanish Motorcycling Federation and also a member of the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission. She started riding a motorcycle when she was eight years old and has always done it for fun. Later, starting at the age of 12 years old, she went to a number of different Motorcycle Grand Prix races in Spain and other countries. Two years after graduating with a Law and Sports Law Master’s, she had the opportunity to work for the Spanish Federation. In the beginning she helped many young riders in circuit racing with their careers, and organised various events with her motorcycle club. In 2018 Paula passed the Spanish exams for Race Director, Timekeeper, Technical Steward and Sporting Steward for all the motorcycle categories. In 2017 Paula started working for the Spanish Federation as Women’s Commission Director while launching a new environmental project and providing legal advice. Since she started her work in the Spanish Federation, they have carried out a lot of activities, for example, the Macrocampus and different training camps for all categories, various motorcycling fairs, projects with children, and helping female Spanish riders to progress in their careers. They also engage in co-operation with other federations to promote Spanish championships.
Iris Oelschlegel (Krämer) is a German International motorcycle trials rider. She was six times German Women's Trials Champion, three times Women's European Trial Championship winner and the 2007 FIM Women's Trial World Champion. Iris took part in the SSDT (Scottish Six Days Trial) six times, finishing it every time. She competed in the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in New Zealand in 2006. She managed to finish the demanding competition but it still remains in her memory as one of the hardest things she has ever done! Iris also took part in the Cape Epic MTB Race in 2010 finishing it in 37th place in a mixed category. Since her retirement from the FIM Women´s Trial World Championship at the end of the 2009 season, her goal has been to share her experience and knowledge and to work together with the FIM to improve the women´s Trial championship. As the Track Inspector for Women’s Trial, Iris´s job is to control the sections, especially the severity level and the riders’ safety. She also acts as lead instructor at the various FIM-supported Women’s Trial Training Camps. Iris loves Trial and therefore she always wants to share her passion, experience and knowledge so that the girls at her training camps feel welcome and can get the best and most from their motorcycling experience.
Nora is a member of the board at Finnish Volleyball Association since 2011. She is responsible for HR, communications and sitting volleyball. Nora is also a founder of players committee and beach volley club at Tampere. At the moment she also works as a Club President at women´s top volleyball club in Helsinki and is international supervisor at European Volleyball Federation.
Nora´s sporting career started as a volleyball and beach volleyball player, later she moved on to coaching and calls herself as an amateur sportswoman with passion for volleyball sports and climbing.
Nora works as a sales coach in financial sector. She loves friends, good food, nature and laughing.
Hanne Nuutinen has always been interested in many things, and this has led her to acquire a large network of business and personal contacts. Hanne has a background in business, tourism and events going back over 20 years, including working in sports marketing and management for 10 years. Hanne, who hails from Finland, has as a passion for learning to understand the power of diversity in people, cultures, lifestyles and ways of doing business. Motorsport has always been close to her heart: she is one of those ladies who drives a car or a motorbike for hours out of pure passion and for relaxation no matter of the weather conditions or the vehicle. Hanne spent her childhood in the countryside in eastern Finland, where she learned to drive a tractor, car and motorcycle at very early age, which was necessary to get to places faster than by walking or cycling. Inspired by her mother, Hanne´s seven year old daughter likes motorsport, cars, motorbikes and snowmobiles. Hanne has always been interested in offering customers and associates meaningful, new and exciting experiences whether they are in a context of business or pleasure. This approach prompted her to live and study in different parts of Finland, and also in Germany, Australia and Thailand. Maybe that is why Hanne has always been walking her own path to achieve the various goals she has set herself. This led her to become an entrepreneur in 2015, as she was bored with limiting her business activity to just one narrow field. Hanne came up with an idea of ”experienceful” business events and seminars where she could combine many industries and encourage others to pursue their career goals and personal potential. Some years later she founded Huipulle Group Ltd. and leads it with her business partner. Their active seminars focus on leadership, personal growth and networks. One of the Huipulle Group brands is focusing on encouraging women to reach their career dreams and to provide them with better opportunities and possibilities. Hanne is an active member in many organisations, and also takes part in organising sports events. She has served as a board member of many associations.
Monna Raatikainen was born in 1985 in Forssa, Finland where her mother Kyllikki and father Hannu were working with motorcycle brand Yoko. In 1988 the family moved to Oravikoski in the middle of Finland and there motorcycle gear brand Hanx was born. The Hanx factory in Oravikoski and the world of motorcycle world came very familiar for Monna. The Eicma motorcycle exhibition in Milan and the Intermot exhibition in Cologne were a big part of family holidays for the Raatikainen family during Monna´s childhood. Monna has a Bachelor degree in business and marketing and a Master’s degree in Innovation management. In her final thesis in 2012, she investigated service design in the motorcycle gear business. Monna worked in the Hanx factory during her holidays throughout her studies and in January 2012 she was appointed as a marketing manager at Hanx. Monna coordinated a CE-proved motorcycle textile gear project couple of years ago. The Hanx jacket and pants are designed and made in Finland. Now the Hanx team is waiting for the latest updates in the CE-proved gear regulations. Customised gear is experiencing growing demand in Finland, as bikers want special colours and need special sizes and fittings, and Monna is proud that the Hanx brand still has its own factory in Finland in Oravikoski where it manufactures motorbike gear using textiles.
Leena Gade currently works for Multimatic Inc in the UK managing the Vehicle Dynamics Centre but also Race Engineering in the US on the IMSA Mazda DPi Project (no.77 car). Prior to coming to Multimatic, she has worked for a short time as a race engineer in Indycar in 2018, as a Race Engineering Project Manager at Bentley Motorsport in 2016-2017 and prior to that with Audi Sport as a race engineer from 2007 to 2016. Leena graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering with Materials Science before working in the automotive industry for 8 years but her passion was always Motorsport and being an engineer in this field so during her weekends and holidays, she would work for free for teams or get her expenses paid. She worked in everything from single seaters to GT cars before making contacts with a Race Engineer from Audi Sport and the rest as they say is history.
Leena´s main function and what she is most known for is her race engineering experience with Audi's LMP1 project from 2011 to 2016 where the car she managed won Le Mans 3 times outright and also 1 World Championship. Since then Leena has tried a number of other championships and in various roles but this is one aspect of Motorsport that she enjoy the most take pride in excelling.
With all the travel, Leena has limited hobbies but she does currently make time for Photography and helping her mum with their garden. She recently learnt some chocolate making skills which she would like to spend more time refining. Whenever Leena is back in the UK, she spends what she can with her family and closest friends.
Jenni Sirén is a specialist for multidisciplinary productions in the field of sports and culture. She is currently working at the Finnish Olympic Committees New Leader Sport Leadership Programme, which is a joint effort of the International Olympic Committee and the European Olympic Committees. Before joining the New Leaders production, Jenni Sirén was Volunteers and Education Manager in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships organised in Lahti 2017. There were 3000 volunteers participating in organizing Lahti2017 which was by far the greatest number of volunteers in any winter event in 2017. She is experienced event producer and volunteer in many events organised in Finland such as Gymnaestrada 2015, World Hockey Championship 2013, European athletics championships 2012 and many other cultural and sports events. Jenni Sirén is an open-minded person who strongly believes that persons' value doesn't arise from the economical or authority status but from the ways of behaviour towards others. Jenni Sirén has graduated from Metropolia University of applied sciences as Bachelor of Arts. Jenni’s inspirational quote is: ”If you can't convince them, confuse them.” You can read more about her thoughts about volunteer work from the book “Faktaa ja fiilistä tapahtumatuottajalle” (2019).