Champion NASCAR Driver & Motivational Speaker
Julia Landauer is a NASCAR racer and 2-time champion from New York City. With dozens of wins across different series, Julia has set records since she was 10 years old, including becoming the highest finishing female in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series’ 64-year history. Read More >
TEDx: Can nice girls win (races)?
Racing, Femininity, and STEM
Racing Career as a Business
In navigating the male-dominated field of racing, Julia Landauer began recognizing and grappling with stereotypes and negative assumptions about women at the early age of 10. These social and cultural norms have held women back for centuries, yet they must be tackled and overcome. Through colorful stories from her racing career, Julia addresses some of these stereotypes, how she overcame them and the greater significance this process has for women, and men who support women, everywhere. Referencing studies she read about at Stanford, Julia delivers emotional and fact-based observations and proposes various habits and mindsets that can help women succeed.
What drives success? How do you position yourself to maximize your potential? How can you reframe your mentality to thrive? Julia Landauer addresses these questions and more in a thought -provoking and entertaining narrative, taking the audience behind-the-scenes into what enables success in any career. Although only 26 years old, Julia has been explicitly molding her career for over a decade. She has experienced success, as well as fought through adversity, gaining knowledge from every experience. Via experiential learning and research, Julia explores what every person can do to achieve the success they want.
From an early age Julia knew she loved the human/machine interaction she experienced by maneuvering a vehicle around the track. Through her dedication to the sport she loved, Julia learned that being technically literate would better prepare her to thrive in her industry. In this talk, Julia describes some of the unexpected parallels between her worlds of college in Silicon Valley and the racing industry, she explores being a female in a male-dominated space, and she encourages her audience to better understand the STEM-related fields that can be applied to many different fields of study and industries.
"Her story is captivating, motivating and exciting and she delivers it in a very authentic way. Her ability to grab the attention of all the people in the room was awesome to watch."
"By all accounts, [Julia’s] remarks were both timely and energizing. [Her] experience with NASCAR, including the obstacles that [she] overcame to achieve such success in a male dominated industry, is truly inspiring. I am pleased that so many of our students and others in our campus community had the opportunity to hear [her] personal story of lessons learned and words of advice."
"[Julia was] entirely professional, detail oriented, easy to work with and went above and beyond my expectations for the presentation."
"Julia represents the strength and confidence of the millennial leadership in the 21st century, and serves as a role model for our sons and daughters."
"It was a pleasure watching Julia draw in her audience and keep them engaged from beginning to end. I only wish all of our speakers were as engaging."
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