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Julia Landauer      

NASCAR Stock Car Driver, Women in STEM Advocate

Julia Landauer is a NASCAR driver and 2-time champion from New York City. Since making history as the first and youngest female champion in the Skip Barber Racing Series at age 14, Landauer has amassed dozens of wins in many different racing series. After becoming the first woman to win a NASCAR Track Championship at Motor Mile Speedway in her division in 2015, Landauer graduated to the televised NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2016. She became the first woman to lead a lap in the Canadian NASCAR Pinty’s Series, and currently races in the NASCAR Euro Series. In 2017, Landauer was selected as an honoree for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the sports category. Landauer was also the only female member of the highly selective NASCAR Next class of 2016-2017. She is also part of the Global Shapers community, born out of the World Economic Forum.

Landauer graduated from Stanford University in 2014, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. Landauer has since purposefully built her brand where technology, community and racing intersect and fuse. During college Landauer was a contestant on season 26 of CBS’ reality TV show "Survivor".

It was also in college that Landauer started her motivational speaking career with a TEDx talk and she is now a sought-after speaker for corporations, universities, and conferences, including Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. Landauer also served as an external advisor to Hyundai Motor Corporation’s Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experience. As she climbs the NASCAR ladder Landauer uses her racing platform to continue advocating for STEM education and women’s empowerment. She supports The One Love Foundation, which educates about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, as well as The TechForce Foundation, which helps students find technical vocations.

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