2X Champion NASCAR Driver, Speaker, Advisor, Entrepreneur
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, Julia has amassed dozens of wins in many racing series. After becoming the first woman to win a NASCAR Track Championship at Motor Mile Speedway in her division in 2015, Julia graduated to the televised NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2016. In the K&N series, Julia finished 4th in the championship, becoming the highest finishing female in the series’ 64-year history. She currently competes in the Canadian NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
In January 2017, Julia was selected as a honoree for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the sports category. Julia 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.
Julia graduated from Stanford University in 2014, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. Julia has since purposefully built her brand where technology, community and racing intersect and fuse. During college Julia was a contestant on season 26 of CBS’ reality TV show SURVIVOR. It was also in college that Julia 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. Julia 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 Julia 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 provides students with resources to pursue technical vocations.
Co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute (CCI) and the former executive director of its education program.
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Co-founder and Senior Advisor of Tesla, Inc and former Chief Technology Officer (2003 - 2019)