NASCAR champion Julia Landauer to share leadership insights

Igniting the drive to win

What drives success? How can you position yourself to maximize your potential? NASCAR driver and Stanford University STEM graduate Julia Landauer addresses these issues during her keynote presentation at Mount Mary's Voices of Leadership event on March 14.

A graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society, Julia is a two-time champion NASCAR racer and was a contestant on season 26 of CBS' reality TV show Survivor. She has collaborated with Spotify, Disney/Pixar, and Girlboss Radio, has been written about by The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, and espnW. As Julia continues to develop her career and brand on and off the track, she uses her platform to advocate for STEM education and women's empowerment.

Her speech, "Can Nice Girls Win (Races)?" is part of a leadership event bringing together and engaging Milwaukee's professional community around topics and ideas that underscore the mission of Mount Mary University. Registration is now open.

"Last year, Forbes named Landauer to its 30 under 30 list because of her innovative, can-do spirit, which is also alive and present at our all-women's institution," said Mount Mary President Christine Pharr, Ph.D.

Past presenters include Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid; fashion model, designer, activist, social innovator and entrepreneur Lauren Bush Lauren; White House advisor to former President Barack Obama Betsy Myers; media executive Shabnam Mogharabi of media and entertainment company SoulPancake; former Hewitt Packard CEO and political candidate Carly Fiorina; and Pampered Chef founder Doris Christopher.

Voices of Leadership is sponsored by Johnson Controls, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Gustave A. Larson Company.

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Julia Landauer, powered by passion


"I think it’s important for me to project parts of myself and my journey—what has worked and not worked—to help others. I’m very raw and honest in my public speaking events. I don’t mince words. I give audiences a bit of a kick in the pants to say, 'Hey, we faced this, but we can overcome it.' If someone who didn’t have the kind of support system that I had growing up can take something I said on stage and grow from it, that’s incredibly powerful."

via Forbes 2018