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Championship NASCAR driver and STEM enthusiast Julia Landauer encourages audiences to dig deep, break the mold, and be their best.
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. She currently competes in the NASCAR Euro Series.
Away from the track, Julia graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a bachelor of science degree. While at school she was also a contestant on the TV show SURVIVOR. Julia gave her first talk at TEDxStanford and has since shared her stories with many audiences. Julia is an honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, has spoken at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Conference, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers. Julia has also served as an external advisor to various companies.
In developing her brand and business, Julia has collaborated with companies and such as Spotify, Disney, and Shell. Julia also uses her platform to advocate for STEM education and women’s empowerment, and supports The TechForce Foundation and The One Love Foundation.
To Take A Risk Or Not
Risk: a necessary scare in life. Some people love risk, others avoid it at all cost. How do we know when to risk something and when not to? Can we take control of our minds to reframe risk? How can we get excited by doing something risky? NASCAR driver, Julia Landauer addresses these questions and more in an entertaining narrative where she takes the audience behind-the-scenes of her career, showcasing how taking risks enables success. Although only 27 years old, Landauer 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. Through experiential learning and research, she explores what every person can do to achieve the success they want.
*This speech covers risk analysis, decision making, working with fear, being bold, comfort in discomfort
Can Nice Girls Win (Races)?
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, Landauer addresses some of these stereotypes, how she overcame them and the greater significance this process has for women, and championing the men who support women, everywhere. Referencing studies she read about at Stanford, Landauer delivers emotional and fact-based observations and proposes various habits and mindsets that can help women succeed.
*This speech covers women's empowerment, self-betterment, overcoming obstacles, communal success
Marrying Passion and STEM
From an early age NASCAR driver Julia Landauer knew she loved the human/machine interaction she experienced by maneuvering a vehicle around the track. She learned that being technically literate would better prepare her to thrive in her industry, and that utilizing various forms of technology in her training could optimize her performance. In this talk, she describes some of the unexpected parallels between her two worlds: college in Silicon Valley and the race track. She shares her thoughts on 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.
*This speech covers STEM applications, human/machine interactions, data usage, wearables
The Drive to Win, with NASCAR Racer Julia Landauer
In her 17-year racing career, Julia Landauer has learned what it takes to stay motivated for the long run, how to adopt a growth mindset, and how to lead her team to success. Through colorful stories from her life, Landauer encourages the audience to hone in on who they are and their self-awareness in order to be the best teammate, leader, and person they can be. Landauer also addresses fear, and how we can welcome and use fear in order to go after our goals. Energetic, honest, and vulnerable, her most popular keynote is sure to resonate with any audience.
*This speech covers motivation, self-betterment, building relationships, working with fear, leadership, competitive advantage