Join us as we kick off women’s history month with a Drive to Thrive Race and networking event. This event is open to all and we will be serving appetizers and beverages.We will meet and hear from the Founder of RPM Raceway, Karen Davis Farage followed by an inspirational speech from Julie Landauer. Racing is optional but open to all who attend at no additional cost.
About Julia Landauer
Julia Landauer is a 2-time championship winning NASCAR racer from New York City. With dozens of wins across different series, Julia has set records since she was 10 years old. Away from the track, Julia is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. 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. Julia has since collaborated with Spotify, Disney/Pixar, and the One Love Foundation and has been written about by The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and espnW, to name a few. Julia is also an honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for sports. 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.
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, Julia addresses some of these stereotypes, how she overcame them and the greater significance this process has for women, and men who support women, everywhere. Referencing studies she read about at Stanford, Julia delivers emotional and fact-based observations and proposes various habits and mindsets that can help women, and therefore society, succeed.
About RPM Raceway:
RPM Raceway is America’s ultimate all-electric indoor go-kart and entertainment destination, providing an authentic, exhilarating and memorable racing experience second only to climbing into an actual race car. From weekend warriors seeking a quick thrill to determined racers looking to become the next Dale or Danica, RPM Raceway was created for racers of all levels. With five locations throughout the Northeast, RPM Raceway’s state-of-the-art go-kart racing facilities each feature the latest in high- performance, all-electric, emission-free indoor karts capable of speeds of 45 MPH+, arcade games and VIP space for private parties, corporate events and more.
About Karen Davis Farage - 2017 Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur Winner and Founder of RPM Raceway
Owned and operated by Karen Davis-Farage and Eyal Farage, the company opened its doors under another name in 2010 and quickly grew to five locations throughout the Northeast, which evolved the business significantly. In July 2017, the company rebranded to its own proprietary concept to provide new benefits to its racers. This includes a more valuable pricing structure and a convenient mobile app, which allows users to purchase and schedule races as well as gift cards, access membership QR Codes, complete racing history, track news + promos, top times, ProSkill scores and even watch races in real- time with the live scoreboard. The brand will also expand facilities in select locations by providing restaurant and bar operations as well as other experiential entertainment activities.