Garima Avtar

Professional Rally Driver | Auto Journalist | Social Media Influencer

A professional rally driver and auto journalist, Garima Avtar has been part of intensive racing action and has created a niche for herself in the otherwise male-dominated world of motorsports. Her talks fuel a sense of inspiration and growth that only comes from stepping away from one’s comfort zone.

One of a handful of female rally drivers to have participated in almost all of India’s major motorsport competitions, Garima is today an expert driving instructor for Mercedes Benz Luxe Drive program and organiser of Motorsport Car Rallies and Experiential Expeditions. She is also the Country Committee Chairperson, India for Motorsport of the All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum.

As a social media influencer, Garima has worked with leading auto and lifestyle brands. As a speaker, she has motivated audiences on forums such as TEDx, TIE Delhi, Army institute of Management & Technology, Women Economic Forum and Kumzum Women Travel Mixer, amongst others. As an auto journalist, she has done special features for leading shows such as Mahindra Baja SAEIndia 2018 and Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya 2017.

Garima led and launched ‘Wander Women’ – the first All Women’s self-drive expedition to Spiti Valley in Sep’; and ‘Journeys with Garima Avtar’ – Desert Edition, a self-drive experiential expedition to Rajasthan presented by Maxperience.

Over the years, her work has won her many accolades. She was felicitated by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and actress Dia Mirza for organizing the Women’s Car Rally in January 2018 for the launch of a new chapter for FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO). She has also been recognised with awards such as Radio One 94.3 FM ‘SuperWoman’, RadioOne 94.3 FM – ‘Super Mom 2017’, ‘Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All’ by Women Economic Forum; ‘Iconic Women Leader in Sports as an Enabler of Change’ by Women Economic Forum’, amongst others.

When not participating in rallies, Garima can be seen practicing her swing on the golf course or serenading audiences as a Sufi singer. You might also catch her on the ramp – having modelled in the past for Designer Gazal Mishra and Shades of India.


Topics & Formats
  • Motivation & Storytelling
  • Women Speakers
  • TED/ TEDx/ Josh Speakers
  • Health & Wellness
  • Finding your Passion


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