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Igniting your drive to win

NASCAR champion Julia Landauer to share leadership insights

By - Jan 17th, 2018 01:40 pm
Julia Landauer. Photo courtesy of Mount Mary University.

Julia Landauer. Photo courtesy of Mount Mary University.

MILWAUKEE, WI. (January 17, 2018) – 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, and she has been featured in 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.

Mount Mary University is an urban Catholic university committed to social justice and the development of the whole person. Founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it is the first four-year, degree-granting Catholic institution for women in Wisconsin. Today it serves a minority-majority population and offer more than 30 undergraduate majors for women and nine graduate programs for women and men in four schools: Arts & Design, Humanities, Social Sciences & Education, Natural & Health Sciences and Business. Mount Mary creates bold women who transform the world. #HerestotheBold

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